This is the thermostat in my office. I am the only person that uses the office but there's a locked plastic box around the thermostat so that I will not adjust it. To change the temperature, I put in a request to our facilities people and in a few days they send a person to come unlock it and push the button to adjust the temperature for me. They re-lock it before leaving.

Sometimes, like in today's heat, I look at it with a yearning to press a button. Yet, it's just out of reach. Perhaps I should merely be thankful that I can rely on a service where someone will push that button my behalf.

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