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Old 07-05-16, 03:34 PM
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Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

My office has not had working air conditioning so far this year (it maybe worked for 1 or 2 days, not consecutively). Today it was 88 in the office, though it was cool outside. Tomorrow and the next day it's supposed to be in the mid to high 90s and very humid outside. I'm actually afraid I'm going to pass out from the heat. It's hard enough some days to concentrate at work, when it's like this, it's impossible.
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Re: Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

That sounds horrible. Really really horrible. I can't stand the heat. Especially not in stuffy office spaces.

Can you get a stand fan for your desk? They can really make a big difference. Also wear loose cotton clothing and drink lots of water!!
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Re: Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

Get a spritzer bottle and fill it with water and add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil and keep a fan at your desk. Spritz yourself in the face and neck area sporadically and let the fan blow on you.
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I'd be bellerin' my head off and stomping around!
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Re: Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

ahhh i had that one summer
it was an old building there was just no AC
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Re: Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

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That sounds horrible. Really really horrible. I can't stand the heat. Especially not in stuffy office spaces.

Can you get a stand fan for your desk? They can really make a big difference. Also wear loose cotton clothing and drink lots of water!!
They're supposedly getting us fans tomorrow... We'll see. I haven't wanted to haul my own on the subway in the morning.
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I'd be bellerin' my head off and stomping around!
I'm serious! The squeaky wheel gets oiled. I'd call the air conditioning repairman for them.
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Get a spritzer bottle and fill it with water and add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil and keep a fan at your desk. Spritz yourself in the face and neck area sporadically and let the fan blow on you.
That is a great idea! I don't know why I didn't think of that.
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They're supposedly getting us fans tomorrow... We'll see. I haven't wanted to haul my own on the subway in the morning.
Fans my ***. I'd put up a big poster marking the temperature indoors in RED.
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I'd be bellerin' my head off and stomping around!
Much too hot to stomp around, the most I can do is lay limply in front of them.
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I'm serious! The squeaky wheel gets oiled. I'd call the air conditioning repairman for them.
The repairman has been working on it for at least a month... Apparently, when they and the other agency we share the building with built the building, they decided to save money by getting an unheard of brand a/c from India. Which means a) they have to get parts from India and b) only one person in the area knows how to fix it.
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Re: Don't know how I'm going to survive the summer

A/C is working today!!!!!! My prayers to the A/C gods worked!
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