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Dublin: 5 °C Monday 18 November, 2019
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Is It OK To Put The Heating On Yet?

Take this quiz to see if you should press the button.

Source: Felipe Skroski

 

1. How would you describe the temperature in your house right now?
Bleedin' Baltic.
Seems grand when you come in, but ten minutes after sitting down you start wishing you'd put slippers on.

Ah, it's grand.
Irrelevant, I'm already wrapped up in my duvet.
2. Have you already reached for your 'sofa blanket' this year?
Yes
No

Under it right now.
3. Why don't you put on a warm jumper?
I already did, ACTUALLY.
Don't need one.

I'm wearing too many layers to fit another one on top.
4. As you read this, can you feel your finger?
5. Have you actively considered going to bed early because it's warm there?
Yes
No

I'm in bed right now
6. Who wields control of the heating in your house?
Me
My partner, who's strolling around in a t-shirt like a smug git

My partner, who so cold all the time I think there may literally be something wrong with him/her
The Heating Tyrant and Lord Of The Thermostat, aka my mum/dad
7. Are they at home?
8. And finally: When I say 'bed socks', you say...
GOD YES (or 'WOOP WOOP'. Either or.)
Already in 'em

Meh, not yet
What?
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
NOPE.
Sorry, but you don't REALLY need it yet. Just put on another jumper there like a good thing and go to bed at 9pm.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
Ah, go on then. Just for an hour.
It's not exactly time for the full whack yet, but you could definitely get away with a short blast. If anyone complains just say you were 'making sure it worked before winter'.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
YES.
It's time for the heating, no matter what anyone else says. Press that magic button.
Share your result:

And finally… Have you turned YOUR heating on yet?


Poll Results:

Yes (2941)
Um, maybe once or twice. For an hour. (1665)
God no (578)



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