George is on the phone. He tells someone that the heating's gone wrong and it's like a sauna in his house. Whoever he is talking to asks him when the repair man is coming. George says he hasn't got around to calling him yet and looks at Lynne who is ironing naked.
The heating has gone wrong and is constantly on hot. It is so hot in George and Lynne's house that even the walls are sweating. George is hot but is retaining some sort of decency by keeping his shirt on.
How much has boiler technology advanced in the last 25 years? Granted, some boilers are now operated digitally, but many still have a dial function. To couple that, surely every boiler has an 'off' switch? It would be understandable for the boiler to have broken in the winter with George and Lynne ending up freezing. Just switch it off George.
To add this farce, George hasn't even bothered calling the repairman yet. He obviously doesn't feel he's qualified to tamper with a boiler, what with all the gas, but to neglect calling someone who does is just plain silly. The boiler could be on its way to an explosion. He may like the heat, but safety first please. The whole house could go up at any moment.