You see, she made her own living before she married me and she's got no use for what she calls the unproductive consumer.
Mr Lipsky smiled when asked about this, saying he had asked for the word "unproductive" to be removed from the statement after some "real progress" was made during ill-tempered talks the previous night ie, Germany gave up on the idea of debt swaps.
Of course, sometimes they end up being stupid or go off in unproductive directions.
It distorts education policy in unproductive ways.
"Most people have energy tied up in unproductive strategies that produce unnecessary drama," says Barbara McRae, a master certified coach and author of Less Drama, More Fun.