Taking Our Marriage’s Temperature

Taking Our Marriage’s Temperature
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My husband and I can agree
On most everything—“a” straight through “z”.
But as husband and wife
We suffer much strife
Over temp settings—heat and AC.

(We argue over our TV’s remote control too, but it refuses to rhyme.)

Update: Air Conditioning Appreciation days run from July 3 to August 15.

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4 Responses to “Taking Our Marriage’s Temperature”

  1. Paul says:

    As if part of an ongoing story
    They named their stick “The Power and Glory”
    ‘Cause the fights that ensued
    Went beyond mean and rude
    To the stage called “Remote Control Gory”

  2. Chris says:

    My wife and I argue over the correct terminology for adjusting the thermostat. For me, turning the Air Conditioner up means lowering the temperature setting on the dial to make the house colder. For my wife, turning the AC up means raising the temperature setting on the dial, thus making the house warmer.

  3. JACC says:

    Ha! How often is that true?

  4. madkane says:

    Paul, your limericks are always welcome!

    Chris, I’ve always found that terminology to be ambiguous.