Sylvia Archive: Avoiding Work

Tips and techniques for getting out of a task. Share more tips in a comment.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013


  1. i am filling out loan papers for the bank. during the bubble you could get a loan, no matter what amount, just for the asking. the pendulum has swung the other way and now the bank wants EVERYTHING. I am pulling my hair out.

    my technique for avoiding unpleasant tasks is to call friends and schmooze. which i just did. but, alas no one was home. now i will make one of my fabulous soups.

  2. Sorry I missed your call, I was at exercise class (pause for applause) I made the best soup last night. The secret ingredient (via Julia Childs) is a mix of olive oil, garlic and parmesan chess) added after all ingredients have been cooking for a while.

  3. Lynn Ziegler says:


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