Never should have gotten smart thermostat for grandma

Sometimes you try to help people and only make the situation worse.

This is absolutely the case when it comes to just about anything having to do with my grandma.

She wants to live independently and be on her own, but she’s also extremely needy and incapable of taking care of things by herself. The other day, she was complaining so much about her indoor air quality that I decided it was a good idea to call out a professional heating and cooling technician to give her a hand. Rather than having them install all new heating and cooling devices, I wanted them to link up a smart thermostat to her existing air conditioner and forced air furnace. I figured this was the best way to determine if she had an actual indoor air temperature control problem or if she was just mis-managing her thermostat settings. I installed the smart thermostat app on my phone and began to monitor her indoor air quality control equipment usage. Well, this was a massive mistake. My grandma refuses to learn how to use her smart thermostat that was promptly installed in her house. She says the newfangled device is just too confusing for her to even touch it. This means she’s calling me day in and day out to adjust her indoor air temperature for her, based on her every whim. Whenever we speak, she traps me in a conversation for at least 30 minutes about her brown neighbors and government conspiracies. I’m growing exhausted with the constant racist phone calls from my grandma and I wish that I had never installed this central temperature control unit at all.


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