Finding a Way Out Essay

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Finding a Way Out



Finding a Way Out

Doing chores is one of the least favorite things for anybody. People who live alone really
have no choice but to do their chores by themselves, however, people who live with someone
such as a roommate have a little bit of an edge in the situation. There is a way in which
you can get chores such as taking out trash, dishes, cooking, and laundry, to be done for
you by your roommate. Lazy people not only want to put off doing chores by making excuses,
being manipulative, and pretending they have physical problems. They will also stoop so
low as to avoiding chores completely so their roommate has to do their dirty work.


The first step to avoid household chores is to make excuses involving your agenda, and
things that have suddenly come up. For example, tell your roommate that you can not wash
the dishes at the moment because you have to study for a midterm that will take place the
following day. Your roommate will be understanding and wash the dishes for you. When your
roommate tells you it is your turn to mow the lawn, be sure to set your pager alarm to go
off in five minutes. The five minutes will give you time to get the lawn mower out, and to
pretend you have been paged. Once your pager alarm has gone off, proceed to use the phone
and pretend it is your work. When you get off the phone, your roommate will ask you whom
it was, and you can tell her you need to go in to work right away. Tell her that you are
sorry that you can not mow the lawn. Of course your roommate will think “oh I might as
well mow the lawn since the lawn mower is out already”.

When your excuses start becoming old, and you really do not want to do chores, the second
step is to be manipulative. For instance, While your roommate is not busy, bring up the
subject of dinner, and compliment on her cooking, and remind her of the time she made
spaghetti and meatballs, and how good it was. Then she will show her appreciation, and
offer to make it for you. Another way to manipulate her into doing a chore, like ironing,
is to act like you do not know how to iron. When your roommate is around, act like you are
trying to iron, and hold up a wrinkled shirt and say, “how does this look?”. Your roommate
will say “you don’t iron your clothes like that, let me help you out”. If that does not
work, take an old shirt and burn it with an iron. She will definitely want to help you
with your ironing so you do not ruin all your clothes.

You do not want to wear out the idea of being manipulative. So the third step to avoid
household chores is to pretend you have physical problems that will get in the way of
doing your chores. One possible physical problem can be that you have arthritis. You can
use arthritis as an excuse to save yourself from washing dishes. For example, tell your
roommate the arthritis in your hands is so bad that you must avoid any strenuous activity
involving them and, therefore, you are not going to be able to wash the dishes. The excuse
of arthritis can also be used to avoid taking out the trash. For instance, You can tell
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