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"Until we hear different, it's Jersey's problem."
Tags:jersey, new jersey, delegate, delegates, delegating, avoid responsibility, avoiding responsibility, new york, new york city, new yorker, new yorkers, snob, snobs, emergency, emergencies, invasion, invasions, monster, monsters, police, police department, police departments, emergency worker, emergency workers, invader, invaders, invading, problem, someone else's problem, shirk, shirks, shirking
Male office worker with 'out of order' sign attached to him.
Tags:ant, ants, shirk, shirks, shirking, couch potato, couch potatoes, responsibility, responsibilities, responsible, laze, lazes, lazy, laziness, worker ant, worker ants, entomologist, entomologists, biology, biologist, biologists, biology teacher, biology teachers, daytime, daytime tv, daytime television, daytime program, daytime programs, talk show, talk shows, talkshow, talkshows
'They just don't make brains like they used to.'
Tags:the buck stops here, take responsibility, takes responsibility, irresponsible, irresponsibility, pass the buck, passes the buck, passing the buck, president, presidents, presidential, politician, politicians, shirk, shirks, shirking, blame, blames, blaming, truman, harry truman, quote, quotes, quotation, quotations, presidential authority, campaign finance, campaign finance reform, disavow, disavows, disavowing, deny, denies, denying
"He's been fine - I haven't had to do a thing."
Tags:babysitting, babysitter, babysitters, husband, husbands, change diapers, changing diapers, nappy, nappies, changing nappies, change nappies, slack, slacks, slacking, slacker, slackers, diaper change, diaper changes, unpleasant job, unpleasant jobs, responsibility, responsibilities, shirk, shirks, shirking
"You'll have to clean your room by yourself. Your plea for disaster aid has been turned down by the President."
Tags:clean, cleans, cleaning, aid, aides, aiding, aided, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, natural disasters, relief, relieves, relieving, messy room, messy rooms, application, applications, apply, applies, applying, chore, chores, excuse, excuses, plea, pleas, plead, pleading, shirk, shirks, shirking, responsibility, responsibilities, disobedience, disobedient, mom, moms, mum, mums, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, mother, mothers, aided
"But mom, I can't clean my room now. I just won the Kids Bedroom Seal of Approval!"
Tags:bedroom, bedrooms, messy, clean up, cleans up, cleaning up, slob, slobs, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, discipline, disciplines, disciplinarian, disciplinarians, tidy, tidies, tidying, shirk, shirks, shirking, responsibility, responsibilities, bad excuse, bad excuses, excuse, excuses, child, son, sons, daughter, daughters, offspring, kid, kids, kid's, child's, son's, daughter's, award, awards, award season, award seasons
'I'm sure I've forgotten to do something today. Let's see now...I've taken four coffee breaks, I did the crossword puzzle...I took a long lunch...'
"That's your defense? -- if you hadn't robbed the bank, somebody else would have?"
Tags:pass the buck, passes the buck, passing the buck, take responsibility, taking responsibility, avoiding responsibility, shirk, shirks, shirking, responsibility, blame, blames, blame game, blame games, bank robber, bank robbers, bank robbery, criminal, criminals, trial, trials, defence, defense, nihilist, nihilists, nihilistic, inevitable, inevitability
'Here comes the boss. Quick, look busy!'
Sign by water cooler - 'Do not linger: Hazardous to your job!'
'I need to get away from my desk for a while. If anyone needs me I'll be out in the hall thumping my nose at authority.'
'When the going gets tough, Pomeroy goes to lunch.'