I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but I just want to go on record as saying cats are waaaay better than housework. And yes, I'm prepared to plead my case:
#1: I think it would be a little uncomfortable and stinky to snuggle a mop or toilet brush. Gross.
#2: A cat is warm and fuzzy. A dirty bathtub is cold and maybe fuzzy, but not in a good way.
#3: I'd much rather fold my body around a cat than fold laundry. Consequently, the cat would rather let the laundry go unfolded as well.
#4: I prefer the purr of a cat to the purr of a vacuum cleaner.
#5: Going online to pay bills? Why not go online and look at cute cat videos? Why yes -- yes I will, thank you very much.