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How to avoid doing anything on Labor Day in 6 easy steps [SLIDESHOW]

So you have the day off from work. Now what?

The founders of the labor movement sought to dedicate the first Monday in September to the achievements of American workers. What better way to honor our all of our hard work than by doing absolutely nothing?

Here are six easy steps to avoid doing any physical or mental work on Labor Day.

But first, you are going to need a few supplies such as a laptop, a television and a remote control, a roommate or spouse, and a bucket.

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  • First thing's first: You are going to need a very large couch. (This dude has the right idea.) Then you are going to need to go sit on that couch and plan not to move for the rest of the day. Got it? This is going to be more difficult than it seems. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Make sure that your remote control is within no more than one arm's length away. You wouldn't want to do any inadvertent abdominal exercises by reaching too far for it. (Photo: Flickr)
  • Pro tip: Don't even mess with the DVD player because then you will have to get up to change the DVD when you've run out of "Lost" reruns. The horror! Since you kind of seem like the lazy type anyway (no offense), you probably have plenty of shows recorded on your DVR to keep you busy for one day. (Photo: Flickr)
  • So you've parked it on the couch, turned on the TV and started flipping through channels. But now you're hungry! What to do? This is when your laptop comes in handy. Go to www.dominoes.com and order a pizza. In the "special instructions" box, write "DO NOT RING DOOR BELL. JUST COME INSIDE, TURN TO YOUR RIGHT AND PUT THE PIZZA ON THE COFFEE TABLE. THEN LEAVE." You've already paid online, so there is no need to exchange pleasantries. The delivery guy already hates you. (Photo: Flickr)
  • All of that delicious cheesy goodness made you thirsty! Now what? Well, unless you trained your dog to retrieve beer for you, this is when your husband/ wife, boyfriend/ girlfriend or roommate comes in handy. Feign a life-threatening injury by screaming bloody murder at the top of your lungs. Wait for him/ her to come running downstairs. Say that you are sorry, but that you thought you had seen the light. You are so relieved that you did not, but a beer or six would really calm your nerves. (Photo: Flickr)
  • The bucket will become necessary after all that beer. Because, you know. (Photo: Flickr)

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