posted on Nov, 14 2008 @ 08:04 PM
I am a chronic light-turner-offer. makes my BF nuts. It's such a programmed thing really I don't even stop most times to consider why the lights are
He has tried to be gently encouraging. Still I habitually switch lights off.
The main problem area is around the computers. So I moved the light to his desk area...and he now controls the light. All other areas of the house are
My mother was a light Nazi and I was the same with my daughter..."TURN the LIGHTS OFF!"
If it's one central light with only one dimmer switch...you'll have to be blunt.
I'd like to think it's just a need for habitual darkness that plagues your room mate
Just say "hey can you turn that back up till I'm done... thanks."
If you usually read/write in a specific area maybe you can get yourself a desk lamp.
I pretty much walk around in the dark and only turn on a light in the kitchen...pouring hot coffee in the dark isn't a good idea.
it's more of an ingrained habit and I don't do it purposely to make my BF mad...I really just do it automatically. I have, after being reminded,
been able to abstain from turning lights off for a few days but then it's right back to switching them off.
Another idea is stickem notes. "Leave light on...studying/working/reading etc etc..." and put it right ON the dimmer switch.
After reading your post I cans see how you'd be getting a might bit irritated by the lights being dimmed.
I don't think it's a lack of respect or thoughtfulness really, but more of an irritating habit.
Best of luck...
OH...hey...what would be cool...get a pair of night vision goggles. I'd love a pair of those eh? J/K