Cop out is defined by urban dictionary as: an excuse designed to shirk responsibility. Real life example: when I was in college way back when (two years ago) I was an RA. For those who don’t know RA’s are basically the
friends/advisors and ironically enough, sorta cops of a particular group of people in a residence hall/dorm.
Part of our responsibilities each month wasto create an “informational board”. It was designed to teach something new to afloor. College related, health related or history related. But, when one gets
tired or busy, creating a board can seem like a daunting task.
That’s wherethe cop-out board comes in.
This beautiful board would pose a question on top, like, “what do you want to be when you grow up? Write it here!” Then the RA leaves a marker. And voila! The board writes (or doesn’t) write itself. It’s a
great time saver for the busy RA.
Now you can’t use these all the time, yourboss would get suspicious. You’ve got to space them out. One every four months or so. Sounds like too much trouble? Well, if you’re gonna cop-out, you should
put your full half effort into it.
In a way, it’s kinda like blogging.