Sunday, March 1, 2009


Ted: Why aren't you ready?

Jessica: I have to do the dishes.

Ted: Isn't it Terry's turn? I mean, she does nothing around here and she leaves you with all the housework.

Jessica: Yeah, well…we had a discussion and she was right.

Ted: About? Jessica: She said that we have lazy people to thank for everything that is good.

Ted: That's absurd.

Jessica: Well, think about it. Wine? Someone let the grape juice sit around long enough to ferment. Cheese? Likewise with the milk. Sushi? Somebody didn't want to cook the fish.

Ted: Hmm, you wash, I'll dry.

This was a discarded scene from my next-to-last screenplay and the names have been changed because I'm too lazy to look them up.


Some Guy said...

Nicely put, CB. Laziness too often gets a bad rap.

SkylersDad said...

See, I already knew this. That's why I do nothing but lay around, in case I spot something important like cheese or wine.

Princess LadyBug said...

You are just a font of wisdom. :)

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks and not in this house it doesn't...actually, it does.

Sky Dad,

Not only that, take next week off.


The Missus will tell you that it's not wisdom, but what comes out of bulls.

Doc said...

I'd like Flannery to read this the next time she complains about my housework.


Cormac Brown said...


Unfortunately like flying via magic, this only works in fiction and unlike The Dude, spouses will not abide.

Gifted Typist said...

recyling, then

quin browne said...

i liked this..

oh, and you are tagged.

live with it.

Cormac Brown said...


"recyling, then"



"i liked this.."

Thanks and...

"live with it."

Jeez, listen to that tone. Channeling The Missus, I see.
; )

Bubs said...

I like this. I was giving advice to a detective who's (hopefully) going to be promoted to sergeant in the next few months, and one of the things I told him was that sometimes doing nothing was the best thing to do.

Paul Brazill said...

was going to leave a comment earlier but i didn't get round to it...

Cormac Brown said...


I hope that he doesn't leave too many things to other people or osmosis.

Paulie Decibels,

Brilliant, that.