Sunday, 13 November 2011

Lazy bowel syndrome

I've heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but I am now witnessing Lazy Bowel Syndrome in action.

Whenever we ask Teenager to do something, the response is, "I've got to go to the toilet!"

"Clean you room".

"I need to crap!"

"Hang up your clothes"

"I'm busting!"

"Mow the lawn"

"I need to go - right now!"

He then hangs around in the toilet until he thinks the coast is clear - ie, we have forgotten about the task at hand. Unfortunately for him, we cottoned onto this behaviour some time ago, and we just hang around chuckling at him until he emerges - and then he's put back on task.

The hilarious thing is that he thinks he's getting away with it.

9 comments:

1735099 said...

My siblings and I used this technique quite successfully when we were kids. It worked well for two reasons. There were six of us, so the parent in question would often give up and select the next sibling for the task. Also, for much of the time the dunny was down the back, so said parent often couldn't be bothered to go out and yell at the miscreant.

cav said...

He'll probably grow out of it by the time he is five.

prairiecat55kc said...

That same symptom used to arrive just after supper for me - soon as it was time to do dishes. My brother can load a dishwasher with the best of 'em, as a result!

Anonymous said...

so you have a teenager. Just one. Does that mean you don't have any other children? Or does it mean that your wife was too lazy to have more than one? Does your wife take drugs or drink beer? Yes or No? My daughter whom you saw fit to criticise publicly for having 7 children doesn't, nor does she drink alcohol. Only you hide behind a pseudonym (see I know big words too).

1735099 said...

BOAB
You've upset him....

Boy on a bike said...

Yep. Sure have.

Anonymous said...

Wll boo hoo for you. You like to dish it out but you can't take it.

Boy on a bike said...

Anonymous, you obviously mistake me for someone who gives a fuck.

Anonymous said...

And you have just proved beyond doubt that you are an uneducated "Westie" who resorts to swearing when you can't think of the correct word.