If there’s one thing that us lazy people hate, it’s doing stuff. 

I don’t care if we’re talking about mowing the lawn, driving to the store for groceries, or rolling out of bed first thing in the afternoon – it all sounds like too much work and frankly, it’s time that could be better spent not doing things or at the very least, putting things off until they’ve eventually gone forgotten and no longer need doing in the first place…

Recently my wife and I started using one of these meal delivery services – Hello Fresh – because we can’t be bothered with chores like going to the store and picking out something to eat off the shelves. 

Whew! I’m exhausted just writing that sentence talking about it!

So the swell thing about meal delivery services is that for a nominal fee, they do pretty much everything except for cooking and chewing my dinner for me, and honestly if I didn’t feel like it might be deemed a little creepy screening for applicants for that last part, I’d consider paying a nominal fee for somebody to do that for me, too. But everything up until there, from planning the meals to going grocery shopping to standing at checkout, trying not to make awkward eye contact with the other people in line – they do all of it, and they do it with a smile!

Or at least I imagine them smiling when they charge my credit card each week…

Plus, it’s exposed me to all sorts of recipes that normally I never would’ve ever tried cooking myself such as Chicken Orzo and Parmesan-Crusted Cod, whereas when left to my own devices my culinary creations tend to be limited to the likes of Pizza Rolls with a Doritos Garnish and Pop-Tarts a la Rouge.

Luckily, my wife does most of our cooking of this nature in exchange for various physical duties like carrying out the trash and reaching things on particularly high shelves, which works out well for me because despite the relatively simple instructions that are provided with each meal, there’s always all sorts of slicing and dicing and mincing and chopping involved that would likely result in fingers and even toes getting sliced and diced and minced and chopped, thus prolonging our dinner even further because at least for now, Hello Fresh doesn’t include a first-aid kit with each of their shipments…

Still, I’m always on the lookout for new innovations to make my life even lazier than it has already become and for us folks who require food on a daily basis, but can’t be troubled with things like choosing what to eat and going out in public to find it, meal delivery services are a great option to elevate our laziness to new heights! Granted, Hello Fresh is less likely to sneak in a bag or two of Peanut Butter M&Ms than I might be so inclined to do if forced to actually put on pants and leave the house to go grocery shopping myself.

Maybe for a nominal fee, they could throw in a bag of M&Ms or some Oreos – but put them underneath a false bottom in the box so that your spouse doesn’t find them first – just a friendly thought!

All in all, I really enjoy using a meal delivery service like Hello Fresh because they offer a great deal of laziness value for their price. I give them 4 out of 5 stars, and I think I’d be willing to bump it to 4 1/2 if they work out a way to chew my meals for me, too.