Laziness is not civilized!

Okay people, por favor, don’t let’s get completely pathetic.

I was walking through the parking lot at Target yesterday and I saw a perfectly able-bodied woman who, having loaded her SUV with Christmas surplus, was standing there watching the hatch close itself!!!  

I am disgusted.  This is not an awesome use of technology, people!  This is an example of why we are a flabby, soft, lazy, weak population!

Okay, maybe I’m overreacting a little.  Maybe having to close the hatch of her SUV is the bane of her existence.  I know if I could get something that would make it so I never had to touch a dirty dish again as long as I lived, I would buy it in a heartbeat. 

And really, there are lots of contraptions helping us out.  I haven’t beat my clothes against a rock in the creek in quite some time.  But seriously.  When will it stop?  When will we take some pride in having strength, agility, endurance?

When will we see “automatic hatch closer” on the list of car features and say, “Honestly, no, see the flab hanging off my upper arms?  I think I’d better close the hatch myself, thanks.”

Considering the economic state of our country, we’ve got a lot of work to do.  I suspect it is the roll-up-your-sleeves, elbow grease kind of work that makes you sweat, and not something for which if one pushes the correct sequence of buttons one might remotely signal the economy to restart itself.

Let’s stop being proud of our new laze-crazy devices and start being proud of ourselves and each other for our genuine human abilities.

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6 responses to “Laziness is not civilized!

  1. ha ha this is SO TRUE! 🙂

  2. This is why I make my kids ride thier bikes to their friends house if they live within a mile of us!

  3. el burro

    Hear, hear. I love a good honest rant.

  4. Joy

    Here, here. How true is this?? Flabby arms indeed! I haven’t beat my laundry on a rock down by the old mill stream either but I sooooooooooo agree with you about some of these ridiculously frivolous things. Some are good, some are…well….ridiculous!

  5. stacybuckeye

    Every time my husband wants the latest gadget to make our lives simpler I always say, “We don’t need that!” And yet, when he gets it anyway I suddenly find out that I can’t live without it. It’s terrible!

  6. *stands and applauds* Even though I admit guilt on this front, too. Can’t remember the last time I locked the car manually.

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