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Complain Episode 3: Fitbits



I read recently about people wearing Fitbits, or similar devices, 
to record their daily physical activity. To inflate their numbers they strap the device to their dog. While the owner is snacking or watching a screen, the dog is chasing things in the yard and accumulating additional ”steps.” I was so proud.
Fitbit dog
This combination of creativity and laziness is what has made humans a success everywhere on the planet. Getting obliging animals to do our work for us has been our thing since the early stone age.

Of course, we’re not the only creatures that are lazy. We can still learn a lot from sloths and cats. It’s laziness linked with creativity that is our sweet spot. And, there’s the traditional human willingness to cheat and exploit the vulnerable. A real success formula.

That’s all I have time for. I’ve got to take a nap.

Don—Pittsburgh, September 5, 2023

2 Responses

Molly Ware

September 06, 2023

I’ve also heard of a man who put his “fit bit” on a drill, and ran the drill for hours … in order to win incentive prizes from his employer. WOW! Just WOW! Cheating to win a prize! Something to be proud of, eh? I’m sure the prize wasn’t from Calamity Ware. That might be worth cheating to win!

Amy

September 06, 2023

“I can’t complain but sometimes I still do. Life’s been good to me so far…” Wise words of Joe Walsh

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