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Luann by Greg Evans for September 20, 2020

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  2 months ago

    way to put Frank on the spot, Nancy

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    beb01  2 months ago

    I had a weird thought, too. Luann is showing a bit of skin! Her top doesn’t reach down to her skirt and thee’s the hint of a (gasp) belly button! After all these years Luann is starting to dress like a teen-ager! (be still my heart!)

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    Prescott_Philosopher   2 months ago

    Let me get this straight. Frank sets the thermostat for them, rather like a servent but out of love, and now he’s the bad guy? GIVE ME A BREAK! He deserves thanks, not ingratitude.

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    Vilyehm  2 months ago

    Family Guy, season 1.

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    Marks back  2 months ago

    Why not adjust it yourself?

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    Enter.Name.Here  2 months ago

    The King decrees: “HE who pays the heating bills CONTROLS the thermostat.”

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    Mordock999 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Once upon a time Luann, your dad was the sole “breadwinner” of the DeGroot household. Which gave him considerable leeway on household expenditures, including use of the thermostat. Things went along smoothly for years and no one gave a hoot about your dad’s position of authority.

    Of course, times have changed. Nancy is now also working and helpling to make ends meet. But your father would have continued to enjoy the perks of being the “king of comfort” if you hadn’t opened your mouth.

    Thanks for throwing your dad under the bus.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, the “King” is wearing a royal color – a purple shirt…

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    BJShipley1  2 months ago

    Is Luann volunteering to pay the utilities bill? HAHAHA of course not.

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    Guilty Bystander  2 months ago

    I think the temperature just went down a few degrees…and the thermostat was never touched.

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    Joe Petitjean  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Luann here fine you want to set thermometer do it but you will have to pay the utilities bill for next month.

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    Caldonia  2 months ago

    A relative of mine always keeps the house too cold. One time, my elderly father spent the night there. He’s on blood thinners. The coldness overnight made him feel physically ill. Everyone is too polite to ask her to stop. Frank’s family should have a say, unless he wants his kids to sleep in a hotel when they visit someday!

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    aKG1  2 months ago

    Just because Frank doesn’t ask Nancy or Luann to adjust the temperature to his personal liking and lets them have the temperature set to their liking doesn’t make him King of the thermostat. It appears that the ladies ask him to adjust it to their desired temperature because they are too lazy to go and adjust it themselves or maybe they haven’t bothered to learn how to do it.

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    jmworacle  2 months ago

    Someone is in trouble…..

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    Auntie Socialist  2 months ago

    He who pays the piper calls the tunes

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    Don Draper  2 months ago

    ….Says the young woman who’s living rent free in her always messy room.

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    beb01  2 months ago

    This is a dad joke and like most dad jokes it’s labored and unfunny

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    pekelopan Premium Member 2 months ago

    Devious, Luann

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    Cheapskate0  2 months ago

    My reply to Templo, above:

    Actually, strips like today’s are why some of us would like to see a lot less Luann in the Luann comic strip. For all we know, Luann and Nancy are just too lazy to adjust the thermostat themselves. Now, Luann has (perhaps unwittingly) just turned Frank into an ogre, a dictator.

    And at no point did either Luann or Nancy say that Frank would refuse their request. Just that neither Luann nor Nancy would do it themselves.

    And now, Frank has gone from hero to zero in three panels.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 2 months ago

    Luann in her new abode during winter: “Gee, Puddles – who’da thought it would have cost $422 to keep us warm this month?”

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 2 months ago

    Once upon a time I had a job that for whatever reason put me in possession of the only key to the only thermostat box for a large, heavy traffic building containing offices, a retail shop, classrooms, a day care center, and much more. Constant streams of visitors in and out all day.

    Word quickly got around that only I could adjust the temperature.

    So every day, many times a day, all seasons of the year, I got " I’m shivering. Will you turn up the heat?" Or, “I’m being roasted alive! Can you make it cooler?”

    Sometimes I’d get exactly opposite requests simultaneously, one in my right ear, one in my left.

    It was the only time in my life that I made it a personal policy to answer every such request with a lie. I’d express sympathy and promise to fix it, but would do nothing.

    Far more often than not, I would later get direct feedback that usually consisted of “Thank you so much! I feel much better now!”

    Glad to be of service.

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    Sanspareil  2 months ago

    In my house thermostat wars reign supreme, less so when my daughter moved out!

    In my mother in laws house I spent most time outside, before coming into the sauna! and then having to go outside again!

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member 2 months ago

    Everybody needs a job. :)

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Time for a revolution to start!

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    cdward  2 months ago

    So why doesn’t she just adjust the thermostat herself instead of getting mad at him for adjusting it when he’s uncomfortable?

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  2 months ago

    Don’t touch the thermostat.

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    OneTime59  2 months ago

    Revolt in the kingdom?

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    Dobby53 Premium Member 2 months ago

    “Oh king, eh, very nice. An’ how’d you get that, eh? By exploitin’ the workers - by ‘angin’ on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic an’ social differences in our society! If there’s ever going to be any progress-”

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 2 months ago

    Well, you’re a weird kid, Lu.

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    Sisyphos  2 months ago

    Sorry, Luann. And, shockingly, Nancy too. But Frank is Old School. Father is head of the household and responsible for caring for his family. Don’t beat up on dad for doing what dad is supposed to do.

    Luann is ever more distressing.

    Patriarchy, you say? Uh huh. I love it….

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    mr , b  2 months ago

    it is my house Kid .

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    Ignatz Premium Member 2 months ago

    This makes no sense at all.

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    JRobinson Premium Member 2 months ago

    Damn right, Young Lady.

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    elliel203  2 months ago

    I am the KING of the castle too, but like Frank, I’m just a figurehead. The Queen runs the show…

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    ninstar  2 months ago

    He’s not the King of Comfort though. He’s more like the Technician or Operator of Comfort. If he was the King of Comfort, he wouldn’t be doing requests. The house would just always be at his comfort level.

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    Chuck374  2 months ago

    Not the king. The custodian. They say and he does.

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    ctolson  2 months ago

    It’s the law of the jungle!

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    Ignatz Premium Member 2 months ago

    I’m trying to figure out what Nancy’s problem is. Did he FORBID them to touch the thermostat? Just change it yourself if you want to.

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    BillGrigg  2 months ago

    Because he pays the bills, is how come.

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    comic reader 22  2 months ago

    Luann needs to ponder more important things, like how to keep her mouth shut so she doesn’t appear stupid. It is possible to think something and not let it fall out of your mouth. And Nancy doesn’t need to go giving Frank the evil eye. If you must adjust the thermostat learn how to do it correctly so that the house isn’t on a rollercoaster of too hot and then too cold. Keeping it constant is the most economical practice. Don’t forget the old saying….if you’re cold put on a sweater.

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    CreativeChef  2 months ago

    It’s a gadget, guys like to play with gadgets

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    David Huie Green-What can it hurt?(last words)  2 months ago

    They trained Frank to act as he does and are about to complain that he does.

    LIFE AIN’T FAIR!!! (or at least some members therein)

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    kingbrlee Premium Member 2 months ago

    My wife and kids think the thermostat is a gas pedal, the farther you turn up or down the faster the temperature will change. Not so.

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    raptor  2 months ago

    Smart thermostat with password protection – problem solved…

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    tcayer  2 months ago

    Maybe because HE pays the bills?

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    Tyge Premium Member 2 months ago

    Sowing the seeds of dissension!?!?

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    FassEddie  2 months ago

    There can only be one ComfortKing.

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    ForrestOverin  2 months ago

    I think it’s to Frank’s credit that he doesn’t order others to adjust the thermostat FOR him. THAT would be authoritarian. Neither is he, apparently, forbidding other family members from touching the thermostat, so I think Frank’s getting an unfair rap here…

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    KEA  2 months ago

    Another reason I’m glad I live alone… I set the thermostat for whatever’s comfortable at any given time for me.

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    poppacapsmokeblower  2 months ago

    As is correct and proper the king is ruled by his subjects.

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    CallMeMeg  2 months ago

    Give him one. You get the rest.

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    micromos  2 months ago

    My wife, thermostat queen.

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    brick10  2 months ago

    Who pays the power bill?

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    mjb515  2 months ago

    Is Dad demanding control of the thermostat, or don’t you know how to set it yourself?

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    Imhungry  2 months ago

    “A Man Is The King Of his Castle” of course the queen has a LOT of influence in what the king does.

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    Cincoflex  2 months ago

    I think Luann realized this when she saw the thermostat in the dorm.

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    jonesbeltone  2 months ago

    Careful what you wish for, Nancy. Let him run that.

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    locake  2 months ago

    Nancy can adjust the temperature if she wants to. It is her house and she never needs to ask Frank to do it. Luann should ask since she does not own the home.

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    luann1212  2 months ago

    Hell I already mentioned Angela Davis in this forum, even cited her on housework being honored and how much it should be rewarded but for patriarchy, which most of the comments reflect today. Frank pays the bills so shut up, and of course Luann can’t joke, oh the temerity of it, about her dad. And heavens to Murgatroyd, Nancy has the gall to give her husband a rueful look. In my house I do adjust the thermostat, but my wife having retired from a position that gives her a really good pension, pays that bill, and most bills. We agree on the temperature, and even if I was the bill payer I would ask her. When the kids were small I tried to see what temperature would work for the family, given one of my children had asthma. The self-righteousness in most of the responses is proof that Sister Angela had something back 50 years ago early in her career.

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    locake  2 months ago

    I am the only person in my house who adjusts the thermostat. My husband could do it if he wanted to, but he doesn’t seem to notice the temperature.

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    kauri44  2 months ago

    Is this a thing, where the man of the house is the only one allowed to adjust the thermostat? (I do wonder why Luann and her mom don’t just adjust the temp when they want to.) The joke sounds like a variation on the fight over the TV remote where the guy won’t let it go.

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    Numbnumb  2 months ago

    The joys of having a daughter!! Been there, done that too!!

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    Johnnyrico  2 months ago

    Easy. Who’s income contributes the most to the mortgage and utility bills?

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    sueb1863  2 months ago

    You ask Dad to do something and then complain that he “gets” to do it? He’s only doing it because you asked him to instead of doing it your own lazy butt self.

    Next time you just say “Dad, I’m turning up the heat/ AC” and then do it.

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    contralto2b  2 months ago

    In our household, the women usually were the Queens of the Thermostats because we can’t handle the heat (we get migraine headaches, sick to our stomachs and sometimes leg cramps and it is not just dehydration – there is only so much water you can drink). You can always put on more clothes or wrap up in an electric lap robe if you are cold, but you can only take off so much before there is nothing to take off if you get overheated. I had several extra advantages in controlling the thermostat. 1. I paid the electric bill, 2. I had medical reasons to keep the temp low, 3. my husband had issues with walking and balance, and 4. he didn’t understand how to read and adjust the electronic thermostat.

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    cmxx  2 months ago

    At least Dad’s not accused of being the dummy who sets the thermostat way past the desired temperature because he “knows” that will bring the house to the desired temperature sooner.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 2 months ago

    She’s just stirring the pot. Time for her to move out.

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    manteo16nc  2 months ago

    In the past panel she’s turning up the thermostat without asking.

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    docforbin  2 months ago

    I had what had to be the weirdest argument over the thermostat in the history of such arguments as a kid. It was around the time Jimmy Carter suggested leaving the thermostat at 65 degrees in order to save energy. I suggested that to my mother and biological father and the biological father yelled “Who listens to Jimmy the Jerk anyhow?” That led to a rather heated political argument.

    Also, remember, guys who say they’re kings of their castles often have women who think they’re the prime ministers of such castles—and we all know where actual political power rests in most constitutional monarchies these days. LOL

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    Tyge Premium Member 2 months ago

    In the not too distant past, heating the home was a “man’s job.” It was dirty (wood, coal, oil) and physically taxing sometimes. This division of labor was readily acceptable. Also, fuel costs were, and often are, a significant budget item.

    So here were presented with the standard gag of the “poor. clueless husband” about to be berated by the “disgruntled wife” over some inane comment by a “clueless, but ‘woke,’ twenty-something” that has apparently not had to live under a budget.

    All great fun and fertile fodder for us commenters (cf. above).

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    w16521  2 months ago

    Love it. So typical of a wife getting sore at her husband and he doesn’t know why.

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    donwestonmysteries  2 months ago

    Dad needs control. Just like the remote. Besides women’s body temperatures are different than men’s. Yes I said it.

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    Yorkgirl41 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Also, the King of the TV remote, I’ll bet! ;-D

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    Yorkgirl41 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Wow! Luann makes an observation, and catches h.e.double l for it from most of these commentators. She’s not complaining, just wondering. Nancy however may have other thoughts. Some people are ready and willing to put Luann down.

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    corpcasselbury  2 months ago

    Someone’s getting in trouble…

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    yangeldf  2 months ago

    I feel like a REALLY unnecessary fight is going to come from this…

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    Rauderi  2 months ago

    The one who pays the bill…

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    cafed00d Premium Member 2 months ago

    My wife has a narrow temperature tolerance. She wants it 78 in the winter and 75 in the summer. I just want the heater/ac to be off.

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    PammWhittaker  2 months ago

    Now this is funny. I was searching for something else and found this! LOL!

    https://www.gocomics.com/luann/1995/08/09

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    kenhense  2 months ago

    Luann is showing us some tummy. She could certainly attract a boyfriend if she would get out more. They aren’t going to find her if she’s at home with Puddles & Bern every Sunday.

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    Moonkey Premium Member 2 months ago

    I think Nancy is waiting to see if Frank is going to clean his little shaved off hairs out of the sink himself or walk away and let magic clean them up.

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    Le'Roy Hawkins  2 months ago

    Because it’s his money, you free-loaders.

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  2 months ago

    Sedition in the ranks.

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    dcy665  2 months ago

    Oh, oh.

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    Vangoghdog01  2 months ago

    Telling them, “No, get off your Butt and do it yourself,” would be better?

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    Brdshtt Premium Member 2 months ago

    I have always believed that no one should have sole charge of the thermostat. Ours is a programmable, and once set for the summer program or winter program, does not really need any further input. I set the winter and summer program, but made sure others in the house know how to set/override the thermostat for their comfort level. Besides, even if they set it, it is not long before the program steps in and returns the temp back to what it is programmed for, anyway. But it gives the others a feeling of empowerment, taking charge, the power of telling our natural gas/electric heating and refrigerating servant what to do. What fun!

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    BlueKnight1966  2 months ago

    It may be a multiple-income home now, but the rule is usually that the one earning the dollars gets the last word on spending the dollars. If you want more for gas and electric, conserve elsewhere or earn dollars to increase the budget.

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    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    Well, if EVERYBODY could operate the thermostat, it would be MADNESS, like at work.

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    bakana  2 months ago

    And, why do they have to Ask Him?

    Why not just Do It?

    It’s not Political Science.

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    majobis.  2 months ago

    the jigs up..

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    Airman  2 months ago

    Thermostats and bills are not an issue. Nancy’s attitude awakened by scatter brained Luann, could become one.

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    rrsltx  2 months ago

    Well, I guess G&K needed to make dad out to be a hapless, irrelevant man to stay PC.

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    rklynch  2 months ago

    Oh, Luann. You instigator, you….

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    StoicLion1973  2 months ago

    Easy, Frank pays the bills.

    And for those who point out that Nancy now has a job, let me remind you that Nancy works for T&J, who leases space at The Fuze, which is owned by Frank & Nancy. So, it’s really a wash.

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    amatulic  about 2 months ago

    Luann would understand if she changed “adjust the thermostat” to “take out the garbage”. At the risk of sounding sexist, there are just some things that women expect men to do.

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