I know I am the nosiest person in the world. I like to have information. I wonder what I might find online about Sly and Doris.
So I google them.
As one does.
Remember how they live in Florida? I lived in Miami for two years. Gorgeous weather. I left my windows open and almost never used the air conditioner. A fan was enough. I hate to be cold and about the only thing to like about Florida if you are not in Miami, where the food and the culture are fabulous, is the weather. As far as I can tell, there is nothing else of interest in non-Miami Florida – just a bunch of old people and McMansionettes and big box stores.
Hey. Don’t hate. I have my data points. OK, there is the beach, which is also fabulous, but Sly and Doris do not live on the beach. They live in a generic suburb in a cookie-cutter house where the appliances are crap and the corners are not square.
Back to what I learn with my sleuthing.
So they live in Florida and they are allegedly huge environmentalists. But – they keep their windows closed and run the air conditioning! In OCTOBER! Florida is not hot in October!
Wait! They keep the windows closed but leave the patio door open for the cats. And they still run the air conditioner.
1. They live in a place where air conditioning is not necessary for most of the year.
2. They close all the windows to keep the fresh air out.
3. They leave the patio door open.
4. And they run the air conditioner. Which is not necessary. And which they are using to cool the patio.
I find this letter to the editor from Doris:
Editor: ...we overuse energy, often chilling in freezing air-conditioning. We would rather shiver than sweat. While our young soldiers continue to die or be maimed, we still buy as the president tells us to do.