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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Frozen Food and Laziness

I'm a reasonably active person.  I walk a lot, I enjoy activities at the gym when I go, I enjoy scurrying around the house when I clean up, and I play a bizarre version of basketball in our basement with my son.  For some strange reason, though, when our upstairs freezer is full, I will attempt extreme and unconscionable moves to make more items fit in.  Suddenly, I'm too lazy to go downstairs and put an item in a freezer that's sitting, waiting, with lots of room.  I would like to understand why.

Our basement isn't scary - our family room, laundry and rabbits are down there.  It's not like I don't have the energy.  But I will do terrible things to avoid a trip downstairs.  And, through my attempts to ram the door shut when it is clearly impossible, I have caused damage to the icemaker.  We weren't using it anyways but now we can't.  And there are exposed wires.

The easy way out isn't always the best way out.  I'll try to remember that the next time I have something big to put in our upstairs freezer.  Sadly, though, I don't guarantee that I will do things differently in the future.  But, everyone does things like this, right?  Please.  Anybody?



  1. OMG Yes - just tonight I thought to myself "I wonder if I can find a way to fit all three loaves of bread in here so I don't have to go downstairs"!!!....but then I am a lazy person by nature so....

  2. Well, even if your true nature is to be lazy (and I'm not saying it is) you do so many other things. But walking down stairs to another freezer is just too much. I don't understand what it is about this activity that proves too much for us. And it's amazing how much can be fit into a freezer if you really try.