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  • Someone's been watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • every business exploits laziness
  • $20/month? I'd just pile my trash in front of a paying customer's apartment.
  • That would have been handy when I was recovering from a torn ACL at my old elevatorless apartments. Groceries were murder.
  • "Tom Johnson shows you how he does it."

    I... work the wood until it is smooth and I ... oil the wood until it is... dark.

    /Obscure?
  • But isn't picking up trash physical labor? Who wants to do physical labor?
  • What he doesn't tell you about his business is that if you're a hot girl, he will dig around in your garbage and sniff your tampons.
  • ThrnPhl: Someone's been watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.


    He should get a limo and wear a tux!
  • Odds are that these same lazy farks that use their student loan money to pay someone to take out their trash will also be biatching and moaning about the unreasonable student loan debt they've acquired in a few years. Meanwhile the notion of "minimizing unnecessary expenses to reduce the amount you need to borrow" is over their heads.
  • Does he let 4'7 old Asian women pick through to get the cans first?
  • Sybarite: Weed delivery service?


    Snack Vendor. Just follow the weed delivery guy.
  • Next start up: Getting paid to brush people's teeth and wipe their asses.
  • A woman just loves a man who smells like stale beer and Ramen.
  • The nice thing is that not only has he tapped a niche market, but his work makes the area nicer for even those that aren't his customers. I loved college but there were some disgustingly messy and lazy people that could have really benefited from either his motivation or services there.
  • moothemagiccow: every business exploits laziness


    Hookers don't exploit laziness.
  • LegacyDL: Next start up: Getting paid to brush people's teeth and wipe their asses.


    Clearly you've never met a CNA or any nurse that works in assisted living.

    uncleacid: A woman just loves a man who smells like stale beer and Ramen.


    This is college; how would they pick him out because of it?
  • moothemagiccow: every business exploits laziness


    Laziness or loopholes in the rules.

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    Working as an equipment manager in my undergrad (got a spiffy scholarship for it, but that's another story), I picked up the players' books and returned them after every semester to the bookstore. It was coddling, but it was WAY more efficient for me to do it - I had the lists, understood the system, and called ahead to the bookstore people to get all their paperwork in order. The nice thing was at the end of the semester, everything (including the non-returnable stuff like workbooks) had to be ATTEMPTED to be returned. If it was attempted, and the bookstore didn't buy it back, the girls in the store would mark it returned in accordance with policy. They (the girls) said they didn't want the useless stuff/books the university wasn't buying back, and neither did the athletic department secretaries (who are supposed to keep the extras stored in a closet if it's needed again).

    I sold the surplus stuff on Amazon 2 weeks before the semester started (highest demand point) and pocketed approximately $150 per semester of profit. At 2 hours each way (buying and returning) and buying a couple of small boxes of candy to keep the right people happy enough to overlook the fact that I WAS committing fraud by signing other players' names, I still came out ahead.

    /Why yes, I was a finance major
  • Teresaol31: Odds are that these same lazy farks that use their student loan money to pay someone to take out their trash will also be biatching and moaning about the unreasonable student loan debt they've acquired in a few years. Meanwhile the notion of "minimizing unnecessary expenses to reduce the amount you need to borrow" is over their heads.


    This. $20/month for this trivial chore? I pay somebody $12/hour for about 6 hours a month and she takes out my trash, changes my sheets, sorts my laundry, does whatever dishes are still in the sink, picks up my groceries, vacuums my floors, and scrubs my counters because I can make twice that with the extra time.

    Mom and dad must be so proud to know that they're taking out loans so that their drunk kid can fail the opportunity cost section on their microecon exam.
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    /subby is lazy
  • CygnusDarius: Hookers don't exploit laziness.


    You could score legal pussy if you had the motivation and skills, but since that can be a LOT of work you have prostitutes.

    I feel that surgeons don't exploit laziness directly. Even if you taught yourself surgery, you can't do it on your own. Now, what gets the patient on that table may be years of laziness, but that's not always the case; the person could have been hit by a falling flower pot while training for a marathon.
  • What next? A toilet flushing service - or a flatulence fanning one?

    Lazy dumb-ass kids!
  • I guess this guy has never thought about blowing his load into a paper towel that can't be flushed.
  • moothemagiccow: every business exploits laziness


    Came in here to say exactly this. How is this different from any other cleaning service? The service sector makes up a little less than 70% of the US Economy, including a multitude of companies that (gasp!) take garbage from your house to the dump. It's not a municipal thing everywhere.
  • factoryconnection: CygnusDarius: Hookers don't exploit laziness.

    You could score legal pussy if you had the motivation and skills, but since that can be a LOT of work you have prostitutes.

    I feel that surgeons don't exploit laziness directly. Even if you taught yourself surgery, you can't do it on your own. Now, what gets the patient on that table may be years of laziness, but that's not always the case; the person could have been hit by a falling flower pot while training for a marathon.


    Opportunity cost and the division of labor are factors here.

    Even if you're an incredibly industrious person with nothing else to do your time, it's probably still more cost-effective to buy your produce from a profitable supermarket than it is to attempt subsistence farming. Beyond that, though, even if the figures work out, you probably have something else to do and it's worthwhile to do that, spend the $5 for some fresh vegetables, and skip saving the dollar by tending your own garden.
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