Outside of being a child or getting dinner at a soup kitchen, that might be true.
However, there is a free to-do list manager for Mac users (and it runs on Linux PCs, Windows PCs, and there’s a non-free version for iOS devices). This one is called Task Coach, a simple, non-elegant throwback to apps of yesteryear that simply keeps track of your to-do list items.
Task Coach appears more like a mashup of Windows 95 meets Fisher Price, with icons from yesteryear and a decidedly block and grid approach to displaying to-do items, but it works.
Click to add a to-do item. Click to check it off when done. Click to view all the items coming up.
Add tasks or sub-tasks (which works good for projects), then add a subject, description, start and due dates, and even a reminder. Create a task by dragging an email message onto the task viewer.
Preferences are extensive and give you more granular control over appearance and behavior.
Each task can also hold attachments, including notes by dragging a file, email message or website URL onto a task. Tasks can even have a budget, and organization is up to you. Add categories of tasks as needed (which makes Task Coach a pretty decent project manager).
Functionality is surprisingly robust considering the price tag. There’s also an iOS version for iPhone and iPad but it has a price tag (99-cents). And, importantly, Task Coach can sync from Mac to iPhone and back.
It may not be the prettiest or easiest to use Mac to-do list manager available, but it’s loaded with features, cross platform, and except for the iPhone and iPad version, it’s free.