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Ok, At the risk of being flamed for being a bad BF her goes nothing. The weather has finally warmed up to the point where I can open the windows in my house and car. This is the first week. Today, about an hour ago, my GF calls and it goes something like this:

her: hi hon.
me: Hi, I'm busy what's up?
her: just called to say hi and love you.
me: *suspicious at this point* Love ya too.
her: BTW, I know what you can to tonight.
me: *not that I don't have enough to do already* Me too, cut grass, finish that electrical outlet, clean gutters, etc...
her: No silly, you can put the AC's in the windows tonight.
me: Why???
her: it's "hot" out
me: No it's not. It's like 70 degrees. Perfect weather. Besides I wasn't planning to do that until May, I want to keep the windows open for awhile and the cats like to lay in them when they're open.
her: But it's "hot" out
me: Then you put them in, but I'm not doing it for a few weeks yet.
her: I'M not lifting a 300lb ac.
me: they're not 300lbs, hey I got to go, love ya
her: *sounding mad* love you, bye

This kinda thing comes up all the time. When we travel together in the summer, I can't enjoy the outdoors because it's hot and she "has to have" the car AC on and the wind whips her hair around. I've bought her scrunches for her hair, but she won't wear them. So I gave in on that one. Am I wrong here????
 

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....Another plan

Say you're sorry, and that you just don't feel the need to justify burning the extra energy to cool the house.

Disconnect the AC switch in your car, reconnect it to the 4way emergency flasher switch and tell her it's broken, instant AC when you want.

Covertly switch on the AC when you want (if you're both in the car) and exclaim "It Works!" and then randomly shut it off again.
 

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Chad-WL said:
Say you're sorry, and that you just don't feel the need to justify burning the extra energy to cool the house.

Disconnect the AC switch in your car, reconnect it to the 4way emergency flasher switch and tell her it's broken, instant AC when you want.

Covertly switch on the AC when you want (if you're both in the car) and exclaim "It Works!" and then randomly shut it off again.
LMAO!!! :p
 

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My GF is just the opposite: always cold (especially in the winter). So it flannel sheets, -30F-rated comforter, etc. I roast to death.

Possible diplomatic solution: put the AC's in for her, but tell her she pays for electric from now 'til when YOU were planning on installing the units.
 

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She sounds like a Texan.

It's funny, around here this time of year, when I hear the neighbor's hvac cycling on and off, it's not obvious whether it's heat or a/c. I'm sure that for some it's one and for some it's the other.
 

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Say what ya want, but we all know that in a couple of hours you are going to be putting in an air conditioner. Either that or spending the next 20 years wishing you had everytime she brings it up.
 

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good god tell her NO.

i am married and dont just do anything I want, because its US now.

but she is being ridiculous.

if you put in the AC, you should get some compromise for yourself. like, i am sleeping outside in the woods this weekend with my bike! because the weather is PURRRRFect.
 

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Most guys/girls can't agree on a comfortable temp. so that's nothing uncommon. The fact that she's "burning up" when it's only 70° out could be hormonal. Uh oh, I said the "H" word. Now we all know we can't use the "H" word or PMS towards women without causing trouble. But seriously, it is something to consider. If you want to bring it up with her... good luck. :eek: Menopause can cause it. Not sure of her age, but it can happen at almost any age. Could also be a "time of the month" thing. Ever try tracking it with a calander?

My wife and I had similar problems. She was always flaming hot or freezing cold. She would always deny that it had anything to do with her and it always caused arguments. She'd say "it's so hot".
I'd say "look at the thermostat, it's only 70°".
Another day she'd say "it's so cold".
I'd say "look at the thermostat. It's still 70°. Remember the other day when that was hot?"
Turns out it was a hormone problem which usually coincided with the "time of the month". It's been taken care of, and now she acknowledges it and doesn't deny it. She even knows when it happens or is gonna happen.
 

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At least tell me shes not one of those girls who wears a sweater and complains about bein hot.

As far as everything goes ... unless its humid where you live theres no way you guys need ac if its only 70 degrees out.

If you pay the power bill tell her hell no you aint puttin the ac in ... if she does though put it in cause it aint like you payin for the comfort.
 

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The guilt treatment already?

She's confident! Hope she's sporting an expensive rock.

Does the Helmet mess up her hair? Does she ever ride? Does she own more than one blowdryer?

Yer wrong! From now on yer always wrong...live with it.

Can't wait to see your posts after a kid or two. Thats when the guilt treatment is the most intense.

You can fight it, but she'll eventually win. Next thing you know the two of you will be laying in bed, just reading, and she'll say "I'm hot". You will automatically rise and adjust the thermostat. On the way back to bed you realize you weren't hot at all (you've been trained). The next morning, she'll call her mom and thank her for the training advice.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Not making fun of you or her...just welcoming you to the club.
 

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My wife is totally insane about temperature. She'll be sitting around the house in shorts and t-shirt talking about how cold it is. Why heat the whole house when she can be warm with a sweater and jeans? She'll do the same thing in the summer with long sleeves and jeans. Her personal fashion choice seems to trump the hundreds of dollars we save in energy expenses. Still, I won't turn the heat up past 65 or the AC below 80. That's a compromise for me because I would leave it on 55 and 90 if I lived by myself. I don't want to feel uncomfortable when I go outside due to it being +/- 30deg different than my house.
 

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Tell her "No", and remind her what you were already planning. Ask her if she'd rather cut the lawn and clean the gutters as a tradeoff for installing the air conditioners.

Tell her how much you appreciate her calling to say "I love you", but remind her that you are at work and that discussing domestic issues is a distraction from work. I've had to do that when the significant other calls up and wants to debate something.
 

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Win win solution

Like most women who have already snagged a guy, my wife has no tolerance for high or low temps. In the winter I "accidentally" overheat our small house with our wood stove. When I get it up to 80 the top comes off. over 84 and its pants too. And that is how you get her to walk around in just a bra and panties.

now that's some well used wood.
 
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