Sometimes, you can get away with being lazy just by being funny.

Example 1:

Boss came into my office looking all flustered.  He looked at me with a face full of tension and said, “Meng, I need you to give me a hand”.  I said, “Sure”.  Then I stared blankly at him and clapped for a few seconds.  He laughed and left my office.  I didn’t even have to do any extra work.

Example 2:

Daughter wanted to race me up the stairs.  I didn’t want to.  She got in a “ready” position and asked, “Race?”.  I said, “Chinese”.  I didn’t have to run.