I never thought I would be anything like my father, he was always so mean and strict about things.
If I would ever try to adjust the thermostat he would freak out and tell me never to mess with the temperature control settings again.
That made me sad because sometimes I would feel overheated in the house and I wasn’t even allowed to adjust the temperature control settings to feel comfortable. I was even afraid to open the fridge because I would be yelled at for that too. Apparently, I was wasting energy by opening the fridge so that I could find something to eat. Well, now that I am older, things have changed for me drastically. I have children of my own now and I find myself yelling at them for the same things that my father used to yell at me about. The crazy thing is, my father loves his grandchildren and he spoils them to death. He never was that way with me when I was a youngster. Now he tells me that I am finally able to see what it’s like raising children. Back when I was young, I didn’t realize how expensive it was when the temperature control settings weren’t just right. I didn’t realize how much energy you would waste by having the fridge door open like that. Especially when the front door is open, I didn’t think about how all the air conditioning goes right out the door and it’s like you can see the dollars flying away. I think my father is a lot happier these days because I understand all these things now and I actually want to save energy. I think I need some energy saving tips.