Had a customer that had a 200w light bulb in his table lamp mere feet from the tstat.
I repair air conditioners to keep people cool when it's 110+ degrees outside.
I repair heaters so people don't freeze to death.
I shut down furnaces that are unsafe to operate.
Make fun of my profession, but dang it, I save lives.
We're awl pawthetic and kweepy and can't get giwrls. That's why we fight wobots.
Had teachers in HS who would drape wet paper towels over the pneumatic thermostats so the classroom would be warmer. One teacher got caught and they put a different cover on it to stop him. He figured out he could just turn the dial that changed the temp with the new cover with a pencil eraser. lol