It is winter time, so many of you are starting to put the heat on in your houses and apartments. It becomes a necessity when the third blanket on the couch isn’t keeping you warm. You promptly go over and crank the heat to 70 degrees.
“WHADDYA THINK YOU’RE DOING?!” Dad exclaims from two rooms over. “I SET THAT TEMPERATURE AT A COMFORTABLE 62.”
Much like Dad’s chair, the thermostat is not to be touched without permission. Dads know the temperature in any room, area or situation. Much how their bones can tell when it is going to rain, they can tell when a thermostat has been changed before the room temperature is affected. In classic Dad style, his reasoning for the thermostat is economical. He’ll give you a classic Dad-ism
“Ya think money grows on trees? If you’re cold, go put on the parka grandma got you.” Not only is Dad saving money, but he’s also getting you to wear grandma’s hideous Christmas gift. Knocking out two birds with one stone, something else Dads do best.
“When you have your own place, you can crank the temperature to whatever heat wave your heart desires. But under my roof…” You’ve already stopped listening because your shivering is too much. You can’t wait until you have your own place to have control of your own thermostat. That is, until the monthly bill comes.