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Please Don't Greet the Lackadasia
Over at Rabbitblog.com, Heather Havrilesky articulates the social inertia that affects so many of us.
She categorizes the symptoms:
Why isn't there a term to describe the socially lazy? While we're often mistaken for misanthropes, sociopaths, or antisocial freaks, we really don't have an excessive amount of contempt for humankind. We're not shy. We're not afraid. We're avoidant, yes, but only because we're hassle-averse. We don't want to be bothered. Like Bartleby, we'd prefer not to.
Heather posts a helpful follow-up from Richard Banks, who identifies the malady as "lackadasia" and provides a diagnostic analysis custom-made for the DSM III.
Is it just us or does this not describe every Angeleno when forced to consider most social invitations? Maybe it is just us.