Is what my wife tells me when we’re driving in the car. I like to drive in hot weather with the windows down to get fresh air in. I would also prefer to have the air a bit cooler than it’s been lately (it’s been consistently in the 90’s and humid).
So, the next logical step for Mr Uncommon Sense is to compromise with myself and open the windows to get the appropriate fresh air intake and then crank up the AC to circulate cooler air through the car.
This is, apparantly, a huge NO-NO with the wife. I haven’t pinned down exactly what the offense is but it has something to do with wasting the AC and/or some other vague nonsense. It would be ok for me to drive with the windows down and the AC off, or drive with the windows up and the AC on, but I am unable to drive with the windows down and the AC on. Hmm.
So, who’s side would you be on? Am I nuts, or is the wife being difficult?
PS, I do the same thing in the winter, except I use the heater instead of the AC.
Battshit craziness originating from the wife ensues.
My gripe is;
The wife doesn’t comprehend the term ‘thermostatic control’. Where she will always be turning the AC or the heat on and off instead of dialing in a comfortable setpoint and leaving the damn controls alone for the rest of the trip.
Car gets up to 80 degrees. Turn on AC for a few minutes. Car gets down to 70. Turn off AC. Rinse, wash, repeat.
No amount of pleading will change this. This is the way it will be done. 'Till it’s my turn to drive.