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He Said, She Said: The Thermostat

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Setting the scene: The biggest battles I ever remember my parents having when I was a kid were over the thermostat. I used to think it was ridiculous to argue over something so dumb. Now I’m married and I get it. The following conversation took place when Matt came home from work one day last week. 

He Said: Why is it so hot in here?

She Said: It’s not hot. It’s cold in here. 

He Said: It’s so hot you can see steam when you open the door. 

She Said: Well now you’re just being ridiculous. 

He Said: Am I? Look, the thermostat is set to 72 degrees. 

She Said: That’s not hot! It’s 44 degrees outside. 

He Said: It should be set on 68. 

She Said: Only if you’re an Eskimo. Actually I’d be happier if it was on 74.

He Said: Well now you’re just crazy. What are we? Made of money?

She Said: You’re so dramatic. Just turn it up. 

He Said: Well if I turn it up to 74 in the winter then you should be able to live with it at 74 in the summer. 

She Said: That’s different. 

He Said: How is that different? 74 is 74. 

She Said: No. 74 in the winter is just warm enough to not hibernate. 74 in the summer is surface of the sun. 

He Said: That makes no sense. 

She Said: I don’t have to make sense. I’m a woman. 

He Said: I have no argument for that. 

She Said: Point, set, match. 

He Said: I’m going to change. Into shorts and a tshirt apparently. 

She Said: Great. Turn up the thermostat on your way past. 

He Said: …..lots of things under his breath

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