A local man has had his entire weekend freed up without feeling guilty, thanks to the excuse of social distancing.

Ryan Laker, 29, had a party, a lunch and a drinks with a friend in town scheduled for the weekend. He reportedly didn’t want to do any of it, but agreed to all of it out of guilt. Coronavirus, though, has provided an out.

“Sorry, I can’t. Corona,” Laker was heard saying to a friend on the phone. “I really wanted to, but it just feels like the right thing to do to stay home, ya know?”

As of midday Thursday, Laker – working from home indefinitely – had not moved from the couch in six hours.