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Monday, February 04, 2013

Living Like a Reptile

My school has a heating, ventilation and air conditioning department. They handle all complaints about temperature-related problems in the college's buildings. The way they handle these is by letting the person with the complaint know, "There is nothing we can do about that."

Therefore, my office will apparently be between 78 and 80 degrees until they switch from heating to AC in May, after which it will be between 58 and 60.

As a result, I have taken a cue from my pet turtle. Once I start to overheat, I take my phone and wander outside with no jacket on for five or ten minutes to make a few calls. Good and chilled to the bone, I return inside and bask for half an hour.

Next semester, in order to achieve a more comfortable work environment, I think I will pitch a tent on one of the campus's fields.

4 comments:

  1. re: "Next semester, in order to achieve a more comfortable work environment, I think I will pitch a tent on one of the campus's fields."

    That sounds like highly inappropriate work behavior, Gene. Keep your private life private.

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  2. I say that you get a hawaiian shirt, some speedos, a pair of flip-flops, a sun visor, and some aviator shades. Then sit in a beach chair and drink mai tais while reading Oakeshott. It will bring a whole new meaning to: Office Hours WTF.

    (Daniel beat me to the joke that I was going to go with, so I had to reevaluate).

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  3. Gotta move up that ladder, and one day you will find a window.

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    1. The killer is, I had a window for a while!

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