Monday, August 14, 2006

It's not even funny anymore

Must it really be 6 degrees in the office?

Okay, I can understand a cold office last week, when the weather outside took a surprising and refreshing turn for the cooler. Maybe the air conditioning was pre-programmed to remain at the subartic levels needed to stave off the typical DC heatstroke air coming in and up through the elevator shaft even though the air was in fact, cooler. What I'm saying is, this sort of chill was understandable, given the drop in outdoor temperatures, last week. But now it's once again hot as crap outside and just as bone-chillingly frigid in my office as ever. Why? Why must it be this cold? Who is requesting this temperature level? Who can work like this??

It must cost a lot to keep things refrigerated all the time. I think I'm going to raise this at the next executive staff meeting. Or maybe during my next performance review, when I am once again reminded that my salary is exhorbitant.

(Side note: HA HA HA HA HA! End Side note).

Anyway, next time I hear talk about keeping personnel costs down, I'm going to suggest we cut other controllable costs. One idea is to boost the thermostat to, oh, I don't know, at least the mid-40's next summer.

In the meantime, I can't wait for winter, when it will be warm again...


Blogger rockthefaces said...

At least your office's AC still functions in the heat - you know, those times when you actually want it to be cooler than it is outside. The air conditioning in my office works perfectly when it's up to around, oh, 85 degrees outside. Any warmer, and it overheats and shuts down. This made for some good times during the recent heat wave. It's like rain on your wedding day.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Cz-chick said...

Oh, noo. Honey, why don't you work from home? Remember? Our home is really well balanced temperature-wise. Really warm or hot and, of course, cozy and then hot - if only you damn stay in the right altitude (aka your bedroom/home office). Please don't get frozen-minded somewhere, out there, far so called your official(aka estranged, not-home-based, f@#king give-you-chill) office.

Please stay hot, baby. Or, at least, stay warm....(like summer Storm)., warm greetings...

11:30 AM  
Blogger red storm said...

You know, it's funny Cz-Chick / aka my housemate / aka my hetero-life-partner. (Have you found us a baby yet?) I was actually wondering what in god's name went down here in the apartment when I was working in the afore-mentioned official office instead of my home office / aka my bedroom / aka "where I am right now with a fan blowing on me because there's nothing "Central" about this "Central Air Conditioning" that our cozy home boasts. And when I say cozy, what I mean is that last night, the air in my room was a balmy 86 degrees. I think that is actually hotter than it was outside.

But I digress. I return home from the estranged office (I like this term) to find some sort of shrapnel beneath all of the vents. I was wondering - has our home become a makeshift fall out center? And if so, can I expect a munitions drop sometime soon? Because, come to think of it, I'm getting kind of hungry and could really go for some canned yams or something.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First, sorry, but no baby, still, or yet, honey.

Second, our "central air" system is really central; nothing less, well, and nothing more. As it seems. Air (the one that is mainly desired at the time) is coming from the very central center (TCC) of all air outlets in our house. That said, TCC is in our living room. The further from TCC, the less of central air airing. That said, and for now, less cold air in your room. BTW and FYI, last night was 90F outside. I hope your bones got heat up a bit.

Third, canned food is fine, just avoid a tomato soup (they tend to be wired).

Fourth, as we speak about this central air devil, and what a coincidence, all our air outlets underwent through deep cleaning procedure yesterday. And because far away from home in your official office, you simply missed it, honey, you missed it.
Shall we feel the air-dispersing change in our cozy place together, honey?

1:57 PM  
Blogger Look Out Kid said...

It's freezing in my building in the summertime too. That arctic blast feels good on my hot and bothered body after biking in in 90 degree humidity, but by about 2PM my core temperature is so low that I need to go outside to warm up. Come to think of it, perhaps that's another reason why I drink so much coffee at work: For the warmth!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous CZ-Chick said...

Oh, sorry, above this, it is of course me. But, I feel, that you already know by now, roomie :)

2:01 PM  
Blogger Jeff Simmermon said...

Ugh. Out here at the AOL Death Star the air is freezing. Constantly. I may go pee on my arms, just to warm up.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Look Out Kid said...

Good news for fans of overcaffeination!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Captain's Logue said...

i made the mistake of wearing a skirt today. i feel your sub-zero pain. i wonder if my space heater was manufactured by chinese hipsters b/c it has that not-quite-as-temerately-satisfying-as-i-was-hoping-for feel. yes, definitely chinese hipster.

8:51 AM  

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