thermostat

Sunday, November 11, 2007
I wish my camera was working properly because I would take a picture of the thermostat. I've ripped the post-it down several times, but the B.F. keeps putting it back up.

Let me back up and say we live on the bottom floor of a four-floor building. I'm used to being on the third floor or higher, and when you go from that to this, it is one f'ing cold apartment. I swear to god the heat isn't working in my bedroom. I'm freaking convinced the vents are broken. It's 10 degrees colder the farther down the hallway you get.

With that being said, I moved the thermostat (GASP!) a mere 4 degrees to make sure it would get back to the bedroom. I didn't realize that B.F. was the reincarnation of my dad. Growing up, He was a nazi about the thermostat in my house. Always. And, once again, my room was freezing in the winter and hot as hell in the summer.

Apparently, he thinks slapping a post-it next to the thermostat will stop me from touching it.

The post-it reads:

If your name is Allison, you are not allowed to touch the thermostat!

Try again, buddy!

7 comments:

Beth said...

It must be a guy thing... Andy is convinced that 60 degrees is the optimum temp. for the thermostat...

Narm said...

Guys have a 6th sense. Family Guy actually has a good scene where someone changes the thermostat and Peter comes running in the room and asked who changed it - then all of the neighbor guys run over to tell Peter someone moved his thermostat needle. Guys don't have much power in relationships, apparently the battle we have chosen to fight is for the thermostat.

Joanna M said...

My first thoughts as I finished reading your post was "it must be a guy thing" - but Beth already said that! My dad was crazy over the thermostat and Steve may be even worse! I think it's hilarous that it obviously has something to do with the male chromosone structure!

Anonymous said...

Mix in a sweater, crybaby.

Interesting to learn from your post, also, that if you turn up the thermostat precisely 4 degrees it will make the heat travel further and more effectively through the ducts and into your bedroom as if that gives it some kind of turbo boost.

Allison M. said...

I'm not a big fan of sleeping in clothes or wearing socks to bed.

Hot Coffee Girl said...

I think that he would come around to your way of thinking pretty quickly if you had your own post-it that read, "If your name is B.F., you are not allowed to touch anything if the heat doesn't kick on."

He might get the picture.

Crystal @EatDrinkClev said...

Aren't you glad you get to pick the temp in your new apartment now that the Thermostat Nazi is gone? : )