They thought I was kidding about the air conditioner.

I went to a university frat celebration a couple weeks ago.

I knew that it was October, although I couldn’t recognize how hot it was in the house.

They had over a hundred people crowded into this small house, and it was so hot that I could barely breathe. I found someone who lived in the house and I asked if they could please turn on the air conditioner. He reminded myself and others that it was only fifty degrees outside. I didn’t care what the outside temperature was. It had to be nearly 1 hundred inside. I found a thermostat and realized I wasn’t far off, however it was actually only ninety-one, but it felt much warmer than that. I saw where a couple men had a window open and they were taking turns hanging their heads out to get a little extra cool air. There was someone in the study room waving the freezer door, trying to get some of the frigid from the freezer into the house. I went back to the thermostat, wondering if there was some way I could change the temperature. The heating button had been pressed and I was hoping I could maybe turn on the air conditioner. I no sooner had the thermostat switched from oil furnace to a/c, when the house resident asked what I was doing. I told him someone had been messing with the thermostat and I was only resting guard. He patted my shoulder and told myself and others I was doing a nice task and to keep up the nice work. I just hoped no 1 realized what was happening when the air conditioner turned on.

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