The Temptation to Loaf

by Joey deVilla on March 26, 2009

This article originally appeared in Global Nerdy.

There’s a small TV set in my home office that I sometime turn on – usually to one of the cable news channels — as “background noise”, which I sometimes find helpful when I’m trying to get work done.

Today, I’m on the road in London, Ontario with Microsoft’s EnergizeIT tour. I’m hanging out in the hotel room with my coworker Rodney with the TV on as background noise and here’s what’s on right now:

Photo of "lower third" of the Maury Povich show: "I had a threesome...who's my baby's father?"

When I tell people that I often work from my home office, they ask if I ever get the temptation to plunk myself in front of the TV instead of getting work done. The answer is no, and part of the reason is that there’s nothing but this junk on during the day.

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Thane Eichenauer March 26, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Background noise – how about an audio CD? I would bet it wouldn’t be hard to find better “noise” than TV has to offer.
98% of TV is such brain poison that I can only imagine it reducing your brain capacity even in the background.

deliceso March 28, 2009 at 10:49 pm

The same shit is on here in france too, so better get your job done !
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Bruce A. March 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Should I be concerned that I’ve known more than one person who’s had to deal with that same situation?

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