By Anonymous - United States - Portland
Today, my parents have kept their bet going about not turning the heat on all season. I woke up this morning to it being the same temperature inside as it was outside. It's snowing out there. FML
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  friedpwnadge  |  25

Move in with a friend and leave your idiot parents to fight it out until then. If they're going to let their egos make it unliveable for you, then they have no foot to stand on for you wanting to be somewhere healthy.

  EverestMelting  |  23

#2 I upvoted you. People obviously don't get this pun and just followed the lead of downvotes. It was quite the sarcastic comment in which made me laugh out loud. I applaud you, good sir.

  RydeOrDie  |  7

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and/or bronchial airways. It cannot be contracted by being in the cold.
Even so, it's cured by simple antibiotics, so it's still cheaper than a heating bill.

  outoftown  |  26

#17, Then they'll bet on how long they can hold off calling the doctor. If they don't have health insurance, the hospital (or funeral) bills will be pricey.

  BlackPhenom  |  9

#20 define people. I mean I live in Canada so I would probably manage but for people living in Miami it's a different story. They could still manage maybe but it'd be all the more uncomfortable.


The cost of the pipes freezing and bursting would also be similarly high. (And actually IS a result of the cold.) I don't know what the temp is in Oregon, but the midwest is hitting the coldest temps in years, with our high today being a -8 F. If someone is stupid enough to leave their heat off, they're in for a mess of water when it warms up!

  betseyville  |  6

#17 - I've had pneumonia twice and each time I spent 4 days in the hospital. Walking pneumonia, which I've had several times as well, was cured with just antibiotics, but bed pneumonia is no joke.

  footcheezeez  |  16

A cookie would be nice, yeah, but i'm not sure if carbs will increase metabolism. On top of that, I live on a farm and my family is snowed in. We cut down a dead tree, though.

By  Flora_fml  |  6

I haven't lived in a place with heat in ten years. I've woken up to see my own breath in my bedroom several times in the last two weeks. It hasn't been snowing here, but it is in the 20s. Coldest ever was 10 degrees. Just layer up and until you can pay your own electric bill, move out, or get a space heater, suck it up.