So I’m stuck in this catch-22.
I have this space-heater (calm down; it’s company approved) under my desk. It’s little bitty. It was ordered for me as a present by one of the other admins. I adore it.
Cause, see, there’s a problem with it. I sit by the door, so there is always a draft. But I know, for a fact!, that my seat/area/place of residence is waaaay colder than anyone else. So I can’t complain that they crank up the heat.. because in order for me to stay warm, I’d be causing the rest of the guys heatstroke.
So, voila! My little itty bitty heater.
But the problem with my heater is this: it has a sensor in it. And it notices when “under my desk” gets too cold, and then it will kick on, spewing out gloriously HOT air until the internal sensor proclaims it “warm enough.” Then it shuts off.
Sounds perfect, I know. But this is the problem.
By providing such PERFECTLY PERFECT HOT AIR, I bathe in it. It is luxurious and wonderful and I want to spend the rest of my life in it. But it’s just a burst. It’s just enough for me to find comfort in it, and then it’s gone. And I’m cold again.. but, quite honestly, because I have suddenly been robbed of warmth, I’m colder than before. Frigid. Numb.
So I go as long as I can without turning it on at all. But at some point, it’s gotta come on or I’ll freeze to death. But what’s the happy medium there? The heat makes me happy, but it’s impossible to have a constant supply. And it is SO much colder when it cuts off. Spare me the “dress warmly” option.. that’s ridiculous. I shouldn’t have to look like a freakin’ eskimo. Me should be fine.