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No air conditioning

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    In my office the air conditioning gets automatically turned off around 7 p.m., I presume, to save money.
    After a few hours in this heat, work is the last thing on my mind, but I know I have to get it done before I can leave.
    For those of you who work in similar conditions, how to you stay focused?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Cold beer will take your mind off the heat....
    Tomorrow, walk into the office in a tanktop shirt, shorts, black socks and tennis shoes and say "WHOOOOO Sure was hot in here last night! Good thing I dressed for the heat again tonight." At that point, point to the cooler you've brought with you, look at your ME and say -- "Good thing these babies will be nice and cold by the time it gets over 80 in here...."
    Thermostat will be at 75 before you know it...
  3. BarbersGmen

    BarbersGmen Member

    Hilarious, I love it.

    It's a friggen freezer in my office every night. It's hard to type when your fingers are iced over.
  4. ARD

    ARD Member

    Has anyone told them that computers really, really don't like heat?
  5. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    The "Office Space" strategy, I like your thinking.
  6. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    For a moment I thought you were referring to my apartment...
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Try not having it in your car and living in a place where it is at least 105 degrees everyday. Anymore, I drive shirtless to work and with all the windows down it feels like one big heater blowing on me. It is special. Of course, in the office it is ice cold, so cold I wonder how my body handles going from extreme heat to extreme cold. Maybe I will die tomorrow. Who knows.
  8. SoCalScribe

    SoCalScribe Member

    I used to lack air conditioning in my lodgings, as I'm sure many of us did in leaner days. I got through it by adopting an attitude that was both stoic and self-congratulatory. "Man, it's 92 indoors at midnight. I'm so hardcore, unlike all those refrigerated pansies." Maybe that's stupid but it got me through the heat...when faced with something I really hate it seems best to embrace it rather than try to fight something you know you can't beat.
  9. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    That doesn't save money, though, because the thing has to work harder the next day.

    At one office, they ran the AC during the winter. The heat rose from the offices below, so rather than adjust that thermostat, they decided to give us a blast of cold air.

    Later that winter, we got another treat: An entire weekend without heat. Apparently the people below were too hot, so their solution was to turn off the heat and leave it off. Somehow no pipes froze or burst.

    When our fearless leader told us about the rationale behind that one, I said: "You know, at my house as long as I can remember, we just turned down the heat if it was too warm. Do these people understand that concept?"

    And people wonder why newspapers are headed the way of the dinosaur ...
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    and to think, i thought it was because of page designers
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    It's similar to the dinosaurs dying off. The thermostat thing could be the climate part of it, while the designers could be the tiny, disease-spreading vermin that gradually consume more of the foliage.
  12. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    we're just the opposite. in the winter it's too hot, in the summer it's too cold. It'll be 102 outside and inside it's freezing. I think these building supers need to have a convention and get this shit right.
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