We choose July to begin all maintenance projects because the sweltering heat ensures maximum iced tea consumption.
No joke: when I called to complain to my building's "business" office (I use the quotation marks of sarcasm and disbelief since I'm pretty sure pretending like you're playing solataire when really you're surfing porn at work
is not what one should be doing in the business office. Unless, of course, your business is some kind of pornographic card manufacturer -- but really, that's besides the point...) about this no airconditioning in July business, the guy tried to make it sound like it was somehow solely my
"Are you currently enjoying the cool refreshment of airconditioning in your office right now
, Business Manager Don?"
"Could you maybe turn it off and spend the day sweating in places you never imagined and then
explain to me why it won't be until mid-August before my unit will be functioning?"
"I don't see how that's nece--"
"DON'T EVEN START
WITH ME, YOU NASTY PORN-WATCHING BUSINESS MANAGER GUY."
All this, of course, has little to do with tea (except for the fact that, try as I might, I'm just not a fan of the Pekoe Green -- and I was drinking it during the phone altercation). And while I totally hear you, PeteVu
, as far as seizing this opportunity to boldly drink something new -- I'm a guy whose had the same haircut for the past 20 years. I predicted the failure of New Coke. I just don't do well with change.
Totally sorry, though, about your being in Texas. I hear there are 49 other states not as awful as Texas one can move to.