A chilly surprise

I had a real shocker when I came into work this morning. It’s late October, and a cold snap brought temperatures in the high 30s this morning. I was very grateful for the heater in my car as I was driving to work on my commute. It felt so good that I did not want to leave my vehicle once I reached the parking garage. As I got out of my car, I took solace in the fact that at least it would be a short walk to my office where I was sure that the heater was running. I walked through the front lobby doors at my office building, and I was met with a chill instead of a welcome wave of warmth. I figured they weren’t running the heater in the lobby for some reason. Maybe the door was being opened too often. I didn’t think about it much, because I was sure that at least in my office, it would be warm. All through the walk to my office, and even in the elevator ride, I noticed that there was a chill in the air. When I stepped out onto my floor, I could hardly believe it. It was actually colder on my floor than it had been throughout the rest of the building. What on earth were the people in charge of the HVAC system thinking? Virtually everyone else was just as surprised and angry as I was. How could we be expected to work in these conditions? Then we found out that someone actually left the air conditioner on! The air conditioner was running as if it was hot outside! Granted, it had been the previous afternoon, but someone has to keep up with the shifting weather in our fall season!


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