By meyo555 - 02/06/2011 09:45 - United States
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Where's the FML? You're mum wants to save money, Jerk.
well make sure you dont spill anything on it either. dont wanna break the internet...
"Mom, can I let the internet outside for a pee?" "NOOOO! Never do that under any circumstances!"
If any gets out you will have to chase it with a butterfly net and catch it.
The internet you're on isn't necessary. The cell phone you probably own isn't necessary. The TV you probably watch/pay for isn't necessary. Nor is the restaurant food you probably enjoy every one in a while. Or the makeup you probably wear. That rabbit in your profile pic isn't necessary. Its up there with fish in uselessness. People like having useless things. FYI, I'm pretty sure the invention of heating and air conditioning has saved a numerous lives (hypothermia and hyperthermia).
No argument against the fact that many things are unnecessary; there was no real need for you to list them. FYI- My original comment, as well as those who commented before me, was originally under the comment that said "priority fail," the comment now listed as #10. Some people have different priorities, and some unnecessary things rank higher on some people's list than others. AC is low on mine and apparently on OP's. Also, I am fairly sure that proper insulation, the use of fireplaces, and cool water has helped as well. The apparently few of us without AC have survived thus far.
"It got hot before AC was invented and became so widespread; people somehow managed." "Also, I am fairly sure that proper insulation, the use of fireplaces, and cool water has helped as well. The apparently few of us without AC have survived thus far." People way back when didn't always have cool water immediately available and proper insulation? There were plenty of ancient "air conditioning" methods that worked to varying success. And by varying success I mean a large amount of people perished due to heat strokes and freezing to death. Air conditioning IS a necessity. There are a multitude of uses for it other than comfort. The surgical operating room, the manufacturing of drugs, transportation of goods, preservation of stuff, refrigeration, making the office with hundreds of people to work in bearable, etc. Most people take it for granted, but the modern world would be completely different without air conditioning as it is now. It has helped propel the world into what is today. Without it the world would be completely different. The entire sun belt would nothing without it. You should watch educational television more often. If you care you can watch this nifty 3 minute History Channel video: bit.ly/m1e8fb This is why it isn't "wrong to pay for cold air". "It's completely unnecessary/I am stating that it is nowhere near necessary" should read as "I personally find no need in air conditioning as I am a hippy and cannot afford it".
'transportation of goods, preservation of stuff, refrigeration' refrigeration is not the same as air conditioning.. 'There were plenty of ancient "air conditioning" methods' which you could still use today if needed.. As for it being a necessity, it terms of personal use in homes it is NOT a necessity. If it was a necessity in homes everyone would have it! I appreciate that in places like hospitals etc it might be necessary.
I have central heating but I haven't used it since I've lived in my house. If it's too hot I open windows and doors or use a fan! If it's cold I put on extra layers. I work in a shop with no AC or heating, sometimes the temp drops below the legal minimum allowed (16 Celsius) I also cycle everywhere so I have to be used to the temp because, unlike cars, bikes have no AC. Also sorry but OP lives in NEBRASKA where the average temp is less than 30c in the height of summer! We get that here and hardly any one has AC!! The hottest it's EVER been in Nebraska is 48c. OP just need to open a window and they'll be fine!
229, you obviously haven't actually been reading mrsdarcy's posts. what she's saying is that she PERSONALLY doesn't find air conditioning IN HOMES to be a necessity - and she's right, it isn't, plenty of people manage without it. she wasn't talking about any other use for it, so alternative situations where ac is a necessity are beside the point (but just a tip, if you want to list "uses of a/c other than for comfort", don't include "offices"). i might be wrong, but i'm pretty sure she also said that was her opinion and that other people may prioritise differently. so all in all, none of your argument actually relates to what she said.