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Back to The Present - I
Tags:bored, bore, bores, boring, paper pusher, paper pushers, office drone, office drones, work, works, worker, workers, escapism, escapist, desk, desks, office desk, office desks, blockbuster, blockbusters, summer blockbuster, summer blockbusters, title, titles, job title, job titles, present, presents, middle manager, middle managers, middle management, listless, doldrums, office job, office jobs, white collar job, white collar jobs, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, summer movie, summer movies
Tags:lunch break, lunch breaks, skive, skives, skiving, worry, worries, worrying, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, worker, workers, daily grind, daily grinds, office drone, office drones, drone, drones, impatient, impatience, inbox, inboxes, outbox, outboxes, put off, puts off, putting off, listless, depressed, depression, workday, workdays, average day, average days, everyday, office worker, office workers, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs
The Little Engine That Wouldn't
Tags:fable, fables, little engine, little engine that could, dream, dreams, writer, writers, author, authors, career ambition, career ambitions, listless, adolescent, adolescence, persevere, perseverance, persevering, perseveres, train, trains, children's story, children's stories, train, engine, engines, train engine, train engines, unambitious, interest, interests
Introducing Life Alarm for people who have fallen but don't want to get up.
Tags:personal alarm, personal alarms, emergency, emergencies, alarm, alarms, fall, falls, falling, elder, elders, elderly, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, oap, oaps, old age pensioner, old age pensioners, lazy, laziness, depressed, depression, listless, listlessness, emergency line, emergency lines, can't be bothered, get up, gets up, getting up, tired, exhausted, exhaustion, emergency services, ambulance, ambulances
"Somehow, somewhere along the line, this town lost its pride."
Tags:pride, city pride, downbeat, downcast, attitude, attitudes, bad attitude, bad attitudes, depressed, depressing, depression, town, towns, attitude adjustment, attitude adjustments, lethargy, lethargic, listless, doldrums, maintenance, city maintenance, mayor, mayors, small town, small towns, town, towns, indifferent, indifference
Tags:teenager, bore, bored, boredom, gadget, gadgets, toy, toys, parents, parenting, son, sons, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, parent, apathy, apathetic, teenage bedroom, teenage bedrooms, messy room, messy rooms, messy bedroom, messy bedrooms, entitled, entitlement, millennial, millennials, teen, teens, listless
"I feel like I'm stuck in a rut."
"Stop looking so married!"
The Bluebird of Nothingness.
Tags:bluebird, bluebirds, bluebird of happiness, depressed, depression, clinical depression, clinically depressed, listless, listlessness, melancholy, melancholic, philosophy, philosopher, philosophers, depressing, cynic, cynics, cynical, meaning, life in meaningless, meaninglessness, absurd, absurdity, nothingness, enlightened, enlightenment, get out of bed, getting out of bed, doldrums, down in the dumps
"You didn't tell me Tuscany doesn't have cable."
Tags:villa, villas, italian villa, italian villas, cable, cable tv, cable television, expectation, expectations, entitled, entitlement, upper class, upper classes, ignorant, ignorance, attention span, attention spans, short attention span, short attention spans, italy, italian vacation, italian vacations, philistine, philistines, unappreciative, bored, boring, boredom, listless, shifty, fidget, fidgets, fidgeting, technology, technologies, europe, european
"Seducers, politicians and non-believers, it's all become so humdrum. I often wonder, where have all the sorcerers and fortune tellers gone?"
Tags:devil, devils, satan, lucifer, hell, hades, afterlife, afterlives, sins, sinning, deadly sin, deadly sins, magic, magical, mystic, mystics, mysticism, fortune teller, fortune tellers, sorcerer, sorcerers, sorcery, humdrum, bored, bored at work, listless, same old, sameness, therapist, therapists, therapy, shrink, shrinks
"There were balloons and games and cake, yet somehow I was infected by a sad sense of time passing."
Tags:age, ages, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, party, parties, mortality, sense of mortality, death, deaths, distraction, distractions, child, children, cake, birthday cake, birthday cakes, over the hill, depression, depressed, melancholy, melancholic, listless, listlessness, ennui
"Since he retired, he hasn't quite figured out what to do with himself!"
Tags:retire, retires, retired, bored, listless, boredom, kill time, kills time, killing time, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, hanging out, hanging around, time to kill, restless, restlessness, activity, activities, filling time, empty nest, empty nest syndrome, time off, hobby, taking up a hobby, takes up a hobby
"Carol, is everything alright? You don't seem sluggish today."
Tags:slug, slugs, sluggish, sluggishness, slow, slowness, listless, listlessness, tired, tiredness, tire, tiring, snail, snails, concern, concerning, concerns, worry, worried, worried, worrisome, depression, depressed, illness, illnesses, symptom, symptoms, exhaustion, exhausted, mollusc, molluscs, exhaustions, garden snail, garden snails, bad day, bad days
"I'm not married to my job. More like everyday's a blind date."
"Hunting for a living sounds like way too much work mum! I think I'll try to find myself a nice herpetologist to take full care of me..."
Tags:snake, snakes, rattlesnake, rattlesnakes, teenager, teen, teens, captivity, live in captivity, living in captivity, lives in captivity, mothers, mums, mom, moms, mother, mum, lazy, laziness, listless, unambitious, lack of ambition, ambition, ambitions, ten year plan, ten year plans, herpetology, herpetologist, herpetologists, slacker, slackers, slacking
"I dunno, I've been feeling kind of sluggish lately!"
"When I grow up, I'm going to be a business owner, or president, or the doctor who discovers the cure for cancer!"
"Wait...what if the true meaning of life is not ambition and doing good work? What if happiness is the opposite...no job, no money, doing nothing, going nowhere?"
"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
"Why not walk outside, get on your bike, ride to the store, buy some milk, and bring it back home?"
Tags:baldo, milk, out of milk, replace, replaces, replacement, replacements, groceries, grocery store, grocery stores, supermarket, supermarkets, chore, chores, lazy, laziness, listless, teen, teens, teenager, pull your weight, pulling your weight, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, whine, whines, whining, fix, fix it, problem, problems, first world problem, first world problems
"Every day, it's the same old 213 channels."
'I'm not going to the office today. I'm calling in listless.'