I was thinking about this yesterday as I was performing one of the more, um, distasteful tasks associated with being dog owners with a fenced-in yard - picking up poop. It was the first time I'd had to do it in about 2 years because, well, we pay somebody to do it for us. Yes, you heard right, we're too lazy to pick up after our own dogs, and someone is willing to do it for us, so we pay them. Horrible, huh? I don't mow the lawn or clean my toilets either. Don't get me wrong - we're not rich (these things cost about $300 a month) - but we both work full time and have two small children. I guess I feel that spending 4-5 hours each weekend doing these chores is more time away from my children, so I guess I justify it that way. Anyone else out there shell out hard-earned cash for things you'd just rather not do yourselves?