Let’s play the hypothetical game….

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So I was driving home last night and the host of the radio show I was listening to proposed a question to all of his listeners. I thought it was kind of an awkward question. This is what he asked: If you could get paid to do something you already do on a regular basis, what would pick? Some callers chimed in and said things like “Get paid to go to the bathroom every morning” or “Get paid to clean my apartment.”

I thought the question kind of sucked, becuase I still wouldn’t want to clean my apartment, even if I got paid for it. I would have asked a different question. “If you could outsource one of your common tasks, what would you outsource?” This my friends is a better question because it’s much more realistic. No one is ever going to pay me to clean my apartment, but I could hire someone else to do so.

Then I got to thinking, when I’m stupendously rich what would I legimimately consider outsourcing? Here are a few things I would definitely have someone else do for me…

1) Grocery shop. I hate it. It stresses me out. To many items on the shelf. Not to mention the variation in prices. One applesauce will cost $2 and the one right next to if $5. I then start trying to figure why is the other one over twice as much? Is the $2 one that gross? Should I risk buying the $5 one? Oh no, my heads about to explode, I can’t make a decision.

2) Drive me places. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not the best driver as demonstrated in this accident and this stupid move. I kind of have a tendency to run in to other things. If I had someone else drive me around I would totally save money simply because I wouldn’t be able to run my car in to things anymore.

3) Do my dishes. For the last six years I have lived the dishwasher-free life, and I have to say, I hate it. Not many one/two bedroom apartments come with dishwashers which means manual labor for this dish washing ninja. You know when you eat a super big and super good meal. All you want to do is lay down and watch TV afterwards right? Well I can’t because the dishes are taunting me from the kitchen. I would outsource my dishwashing duties in a minute if I had the income to do so.

Ah, a boy can dream right? What are some mundain tasks you have to do frequently that you would love to pay someone else to do? Mow the lawn? Wash your car? Clip your toenails? What would you outsource? Drop me a line and let me know.

17 thoughts on “Let’s play the hypothetical game….

  1. I would outsource my university assignments, is that bad?

    And also washing my car. I like my wheels to be shiny when I'm crusing around town, but I just can't be bothered to do it myself anymore.

  2. Cleaning the bathtub.

    Doing the dishes.

    Taking out my recycling.

    Vacuuming.

    Oh hell, essentially anything that remotely resembles domesticity, I need something else to do for me.

  3. You hit the nail on the head. I hate doing dishes more than anything. I've also been dishwasherless for a while, and cant stand it. I used to be laundry machineless as well, but im glad that's over.
    Hands down, dishes. Second would be laundry mat duties, if I had them.

  4. Haha, your tasks you would outsource make me laugh – get a live-in girlfriend and she'll probably do those things for you for free in exchange for tasks she hates to do.

    For example, I do all those things for my hubby, but since I don't like to cook, he does that. Free outsourcing. Or marriage.. whatever you want to call it!

    And yes, I do have to drive him around sometimes. I guess I'm the 'responsible' one?..?!

  5. I would definitely concur with washing dishes, but now we have a dishwasher and I'll happily load that sucker!
    So the top of the list would be cleaning our bathroom. I hate it with its stupid 50's pink and black tiled walls and its bathtub that never looks clean no matter how many times you scrub the hell out of it. So is it the actual act of cleaning it or the fact that its ugly and never looks clean?

  6. I don't mind the cooking/shopping. Jane cleans up from dinner and does laundry. We have people come in to dust/vacuum every two weeks.

    I hate flossing. If I could get my dental hygienist to stop by twice a day and floss me, I'd be golden.

    • Dude, I thought I was the only one. I hate flossing too. I know it's more important than brushing, but it's just too weird. Definitely would add that to my list

  7. Grocery shopping is so much fun! If you go to places that are heavy on the fruits/veggies, low on the packaged/processed foods 🙂

    I'd outsource folding/hanging laundry, scrubbing the shower and cleaning the cat box.

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