Thursday, November 18, 2010

When worlds collide

A glimpse into living with an engineer.

Me: "Hey, just so you know, I turned down the refrigerator since it was at its highest setting."

Him: "You mean you turned it up."

Me: "No, I turned it down from 7 to 5"

Him: "You turned the temperature up."

5 comments:

laura b. said...

Tell me the story ends with you smacking him :-) I'm kidding, of course, but darn those logical minded folks! haha!

3GirlKnight said...

Hahaha! It's all about the end result. Doesn't everyone thing that way?

I've always wondered why refrigerator manufacturers don't just use a temperature scale for that.

Susan said...

He and my husband would get along swimmingly.

Churlita said...

Yeah. I usually drive those logically minded people crazy. My brain just doesn't work that way.

NoRegrets said...

Laura, alas, no.
3GK, I wonder if people could handle knowing the true temperature.
Susan, ah, maybe it's a boy thing then?
Churlita, you hit the nail on the head.