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Lazy Man isn’t Working and it’s Okay – a Reflection by Energi Gal

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[This is a guest post from my wife. I've add a couple of editor's notes here and there.]

When Lazy Man first broke the news that his employer had decided to separate ways with him, I instantaneously began the 5 stages of grief:

  • Shock "“ Denial (What! You don't have a job! It can't be, this is not happening!)
  • Anger (That stupid *@#$% company, no warning, @#%#% them!)
  • Bargaining (Can you fight it?)
  • Depression (Poor Lazy Man, Poor Energi Gal, What are we going to do?)

In less than a week, I have reached Acceptance stage and it is a nice feeling. I told Lazy Man that I wanted to write on his blog why this can be and is a good thing.

So here is Energi Gal's top ten ways that Lazy Man not working is okay with me.

  1. Lazy Man is home when I get home. He used to come home at 7:30pm and in an hour I was starting to fall asleep. I come home at 5:30pm and we have more time together.
  2. Chores are done during the week, dishes are clean, house is vacuumed
  3. This company paid for lunch and dinner everyday at a restaurant, Lazy Man will be losing weight have a healthier lifestyle eating wise.
  4. We are more conscious of our spending. We were at a bar last Sunday watching football (since we can't watch our team at home) and we watched how many 2 dollar Miller Lites and sodas we got.
  5. Lazy Man always told me that he felt like he didn't belong there, we went to the company picnic and honestly, I didn't like anyone there. I thought everyone was snooty (That "smart snooty", like I dress like I went to Salvation Army to buy my clothes, but I am WWWAAAAYYY smarter than you, and I will prove it to you as we have a social conversation)
  6. I travel on business and have a lot of vacation time with my job, now Lazy Man can come too! [Editor's note: ...but I probably won't since traveling is expensive]
  7. We are not destitute, I make 6 figures. I think about all the stay-at-home Moms and single parents and we don't even have kids! [Editor's note: I make a bit of alternative income as well.]
  8. Lazy Man can now pursue his dream to be a writer- how many people get that chance? [Editor's note: I'm not sure my dream is to be a writer. I enjoy it for now.]
  9. Lazy Man believes over the long term he can make more from exploring other business opportunities and blogging might just be a small part of that.
  10. Lazy Man is happy and that is the best reason of all!!

Lazy Man promised me that he would not get depressed and grow a long beard and sit on our couch until his butt imprint appears - and so far that has not happened, this is a day by day thing and we take it like that! Editor's note: I couldn't say it better myself.

Posted on October 16, 2007.

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13 Responses to “Lazy Man isn’t Working and it’s Okay – a Reflection by Energi Gal”

  1. guinness416 says:

    Exactly how I felt a few days after my husband was laid off. This post could actually be written by me, except that we’re Yankees fans and guinness snobs, and he did grow a beard. Enjoy!

  2. Mrs. Micah says:

    Glad to hear from you, Energi Gal. :-) Especially glad that this doesn’t spell any particular catastrophe for your family or too much stress for you.

  3. That is an awesome post Energi Gal and it is good to get things from your point of view. You sound like a great wife so if your ever get tired of Lazy Man, give SingleGuy a call…LOL

  4. Patrick says:

    Beards are itchy, and it takes a loooong time to make a butt imprint on a sofa. Enjoy your down time – I’m sure you’ll be very busy again before you know it!

  5. Joseph Sangl says:

    Lazy Man and Energi Gal – Because you guys have had a plan, you are not in a desperate, crazed, depressed, and “what-do-we-do-now” condition!

    I am pumped about what the Lazy Man might do now! You need to just go ahead and write the book. My book is heading to the publisher by the end of the month. I hope to sell at least one copy!

  6. beeRad says:

    Amazing, already you have other people doing your blogging for you!

  7. Lazy Man says:

    BeeRad, “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. And like that… he is gone.”

  8. MoneyNing says:

    I actually forgot to shave this morning before going to work so growing a beard is not that bad! Seriously though, I wish you the best of luck.

    Your wife is so supportive. There’s nothing that is better than having someone that cares about you to spend the rest of your life with. I would treat any job for that and good luck with your blogging. Perhaps this free time will give you an opportunity to find something truly great for you.

  9. Jaime says:

    That’s support!!!! You’re really lucky, Lazy Man. I have been reading your blog for a couple of months, and I am sure that you will find more and more ideas to bring more money Home. Just try to make this world a better place, and you will see that money will follow.

  10. dong says:

    Great post. I especially enjoy the editorial remarks. I think you guys will be more than fine…

  11. Bubs says:

    Great post Energi Gal, make sure you remind lazy man how lucky he is.

  12. Harrison says:

    HI Lazy Man, you are so lucky that your wife is so supportive.
    I think I will say “Congratulation” for you on having such a good wife and working at home. My dream is working at home and you have make it, this really make me very envy. ;)

  13. PinoyTech says:

    Nice post. It’s hard to find a spouse who is very supportive.

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