So, as the temperature outside barely hits room level (60 degrees F), I still (take today for an example) get cold and sit shivering in a coffee shop, then a restaurant, then again in the coffee shop. It will continue thus throughout the summer no doubt--the only time I will have to wear my jacket is when I go to a local establishment such as Woods or Starbucks.
I asked a barista today if she happened to know what the temperature was in the building. Over by the espresso machines, it was 68F... Where I sit (near the entryway), it must be closer to 60--which is way to cold for my slight frame. *sigh* The barista had said she was not allowed to make adjustments to the thermostat, but she did kindly turn on the gas fireplace, which I think has helped in the immediate situation. Moreover, she said, there isn't any air conditioner in the building per se. They rely just on a heater, which in the absence of need will shut down... hmmm. Seems the "smart machine" doesn't have the smarts to know that it is causing me to shiver in the spring.
That's Woods Coffee's excuse. Can't answer for Taco Time, where I shivered through a modest dinner across the street.
Someday, we minority little people will have rights. I will form my own special interest group to campaign for minimum building temperatures! It businesses won't volunteer to recognize our needs, then we will start lobbying in Olympia--should go over well in this state. I mean, if we have a law against smoking in public establishments (it's unsanitary air), why shouldn't we have a law against frigidity in public establishments (it's also unsanitary right?).
Ok, so maybe I should stick to the minority discrimination story.