According to Wikipedia Gluttony (Latin: gula) derives from the Latin gluttire meaning to gulp down or swallow, over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items to the point of extravagance or waste.

Today the moment has come that you can sit down in your chair and satisfy this deadly sin without moving your feet but by just clicking the right buttons. One small problem you need a steady monthly income to finance it. No money, no way you can continue living the dream of staying at home and using the global network as your toy to satisfy you senses. People like to eat, to drink, use their senses, taste, touch and smell and most of us prefer to do it in company. In one of my first articles I mentioned the movie The Net, a movie from 1995 with Sandra Bullock working and living at home as a computer programmer without seeing the outside world. She would order everything online and only a few people really knew she existed. Some called the movie science fiction but today, 20 years later, it has become reality.

A creative sin sometimes needs some problem solving

Pizzabo.it, cosaordino.it, justeat.it, are just a small series of websites available to you to order in after a long day of hard work. Just imagine having planned a dinner party for 10 people at your place at 9:00pm but you finish working at 7:00pm. What stops you from ordering in and taking all the credit for it. You arrive home at 7:30pm, order online, receive a message that your order will arrive within 45 minutes, take a long shower, prepare the table and then dinner arrives. Okay you will spend a little bit more than if you go to the grocery store but who cares, just this once. You arrange everything, reheat it in the oven, get a little bit dirty and then the door bell rings. You are relaxed and can enjoy a wonderful evening. But remember Gluttony is a sin and sins can be punished.

What will you do if your order doesn’t arrive in time? I have a nice trick for that, take some pans and pots and burn something, when your guests arrive you just put up your saddest face and tell them you burnt dinner and had to order in. Your problem solving techniques will be appreciated.

By the way did you know that in Bologna there is also something called Drinking-Bo? If you are worried about lack of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks you can rely on them to provide you with the necessary fluids to keep your party going. Should I say it or should I not? One point of criticism: there is no age limit control to this kind of service, as long as you pay no questions are asked, don’t ask don’t tell policy.

Feed yourself online while you can

I like cooking, I like spending time in the kitchen but I have to admit sometimes I don’t have time to do the groceries and without the right ingredients it’s not always that easy to prepare something special for your loved one. The virtual world has almost no limits: do the groceries online. From time to time to fulfill my desires, to give in to some of my sins (including laziness) I go online, open the website of my regular grocery store, publicity alert, Esselunga, sit down in my couch, open a bottle of wine and shop online. In less than a week they bring everything on my list for just a small fee to my doorsteps, no matter where I live in my city, no matter which floor I am. I don’t need to stress to find the time, I don’t need to take the car, I don’t need to wait in line, I can just continue to sip on my glass of wine, relax with my loved ones, and choose the right recipe to prepare for a perfect evening.

Use these services wisely, use them to gain extra time to relax and to be able to organize a quite and romantic evening with your loved one or a successful night to remember with friends and family.