"The sluggard says,'There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!'" Proverbs 22:13
We laugh when our small children are to tired to clean their room, but mention ice cream and they coming running!
We humans can make up some pretty good excuses to get out of doing something we do not want to do. This verse in proverbs was always a mystery to me until faithful teachers of Gods word taught me its meaning.
Lazy people will make up amazing excuses to get out of work, even saying there is a lion outside. That's like saying, "a jet plane could fall on me today so I better not go out."
One of the great lessons from Proverbs is: work hard and don't be a sluggard! Sluggards make ridiculous excuses.