This is a post about a fan. F-A-N. Other corny title options: #1 Fan, Office Fan-tasy, Fan-cy Pants. So feel lucky you got the title you got.
As I’ve mentioned before, Chicago summers can be brutally hot. At least for a few weeks. Long enough to make me miss winter a little bit.
During those hot weeks, I wear gym-type clothes during my commute (not that I ever step foot in a gym, but you know what I mean). I sweat a lot, so wearing proper work clothes is a bad idea.
When I get to the office, I change into my skirts and suits. Until last month, I had to use an Action Wipe or something similar to cool down with before changing.
That’s before I got my fan.
A colleague, who happens to work for facilities, noticed me fanning myself with a sad piece of paper after arriving to work and later magically appeared with a sleek floor fan.
Since then, the fan has been stationed next to my desk. I turn it on first thing in the morning. After 3 minutes in front of the fan, I am 95% better, no action wipe needed. It’s pretty amazing. And then 15 minutes later the fan is off and I’m wrapped in my pashmina because the air conditioning in the building is so cold.
How do you cool down in the summer? Anyone else discover the power of the fan?