Ideally, things should happen this way:
An Ideal Summer
The maid should enter the room; she should turn the fan off and begin sweeping the floor; she should complete this phase as soon as possible and turn the fan on; she should now mop the floor at her leisure and leave.
An Ideal Winter
The maid should enter the room; the fan is closed anyway, so she should sweep the floor at her leisure, turn the fan on, mop it like her life depends on it, switch the fan off as soon as the water dries and leave.
The Moments to Switch it On and Off
The diagram below illustrates this perfectly. In summers the fan should be switched off during B and on during D; in winters they should be switched on during D and switched off during F.
What Really Happens
Instead, they resort to switching off the fan during A and switching it back on during E in summers; and switch the fan on during C and switch if off during G, thereby exposing me to outrageously severe Kolkata temperatures:
Has anyone else been a victim of this conspiracy? Please let me know if you have.