Sometimes not so lazy, just stupid.
The Chinese cap was bad, it took less work to mount it correctly than to dangle it with a gob of tape.
Sometimes really dangerous.
The customers neighbor noticed the outdoor fan turning lazy slow, and got shocked when he touched the unit, so they turned the breaker off.
Someone replaced the cap, and as is often the case, it was physically smaller than the old one, so he stuffed the folded up box behind it to hold it in the mount. It didn't stay...
Single pole contactor, so now the motor has 120v to the windings through the cabinet to ground, or someone standing in the mud next to it...
Less than one minute bracket mod to fix it.