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Friday, April 22, 2011

Bathroom Light Battle

See this...



I'm Just A Light Switch, right?

It looks innoncent enough, right? It's just a light switch. In fact, it's our bathroom light switch. Look closely, it's kinda fancy. It has off position, on position, and an auto position. Yet this simple little switch is the source of a silent battle in our house.

I know y'all are sitting there thinking, How does a light switch cause such turmoil? Maybe some of y'all have even figured out what it's about. In any case, let me tell you it's that auto position. Yes, the auto postition.

When set in auto mode the switch is a motion detector and turns the light on when movement is detected. If after a few minutes there's no movement the light turns off. Cool, right? Pop installed it shortly after we moved in as the kids were forever forgetting to turn out the light. (The whole turn the lights off when you leave a room is still a work in progress some days.)

Me, I like this switch. I think I may be the only one. I love that the light comes on when I enter. This makes putting towels up or getting dirty clothes out easier. Not to mention the coolness factor of the light coming on as I enter the bathroom.

Yet, everyone else with the exception of Pop have the OCD need to turn it off. If they see the light on they switch it to off. Never looking to see if it is in fact in the on or auto postion. I think they're missing the whole genius of this cool switch. I think I must say several times in any given day something like, "Oh it's on auto. It'll go off in a minute or two."

I complain when the light is in off postion. I'm spoiled by that light switch. I think should I ever get complete reign over a house of my own again I want several of these type switches. The others whisper bout how stupid that switch is and they wished Pop never installed it. I tend to tell those that express dislike for the switch how much I like it. And how it's such a useful little thing.

I fear that this silent batlle may never end. So it's a complete Mexican Standoff. They'll keep turning it off. I'll keep setting it on auto during the day. At night time, I concur that it's more of a nuisance than helpful.

Thus that innocnet looking switch is really an evil mastermind of disruption. Sadly, my troops are out numbered. It's just me against them. I may be fighting a losing battle over that switch but I control that switch Mon - Fri from 7am - 6pm (ish).

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