It was a slow day at the office, and my colleague focusing all his attention on the phone was nothing strange.
- After a while, I noticed that he was still on his phone, which was odd since she was not the type of person to be glued to her phone for so long.
I started teasing her, asking if she had joined a dating site. She surprised me by saying she was learning to remotely reset her new digital thermostat. She had recently installed a new climate control unit in her home, and according to what she told me, she was very happy with it. The air conditioning company that had done the installation was where her boyfriend works as an a/c repairman. On the other hand, I still had air conditioning install from the previous century. Even with a/c care and yearly a/c service, it was still threatening to quit. I was curious to see what she was talking about. She showed me the application on her phone where she could not only change the temperature settings. She could even switch off her air conditioner seated on her desk. I was very impressed by the technology and even started thinking about changing my central air conditioner. The most I had done was regularly change the air conditioning filter. The rest of the a/c setup had seen better days. If the air conditioning business depended on customers like me, they would have gone bankrupt by now. Their only saving grace would be that such old systems required an air conditioning professional for regular a/c repair. We spent the next half hour going through the various available settings courtesy of her competent regulator.