The human body truly is a fascinating collection of meat juices, bones and tissue. For example, did you know that we use only 10% of our brain capacity or that 60% of the human body is actually comprised of Xtreme Alpine Rush Mountain Dew? It’s also a little known fact that within each human being is an inner thermostat which carefully regulates our temperatures. When we get too hot we begin to sweat, which is our body’s incredibly disgusting way of telling us that we’re either too fat or wearing too many clothes (the latter of course, resulting in “Nelly’s First Thermodynamic Rule of Gettin’ Hot in Here”). When we get too cold, we begin to shiver, which is our body’s way of telling us that we should immediately kill, gut and then sleep inside a tauntaun until we can get warm again.
The point is, it’s all a carefully balanced system. Which is why when people start screwing around with thermostats in the workplace, it’s terribly upsetting to the human body. It’s also a general rule that no one will ever be comfortable in an office. Ever. While you’re sweating like Robin Williams in a 24-hour schvitz, the guy next to you is freezing his jubblies off. It’s like that Katy Perry muppet-person is always shrieking about in her songs: “you’re hot, then you’re cold, something something something something.”
Which is why we thought the office thermostat might make an interesting subject for this week’s comic. It’s a chance for us to gripe about a pet peeve of ours and remind us all of the fragility of nature (just look at the anatomically correct board game Operation for a glimpse into the carefully balanced biological miracle that is the human body). So remember to dress appropriately (nothing says comfort and style like a spandex unitard), drink plenty of fluids (NOTE: Sunny Delight is not technically a “fluid”) and as always, keep your paws off the thermostat. It’s just fine where it is.
Thanks for reading!
-Pol and Adam