Some people are mean drunks, but other people might fall down or giggle a lot. Then when I am drunk, I get actually friendly… If there is somebody at the party I don’t know, drunk me will befriend them. I am the life of the party socializing and making friends while hammered. I usually end up in the oddest conversations with people too. But the most recent party I was at, I ended up talking with a potential heating and A/C service tech for an hour. He was telling me that he is attempting to be NATE certified, however apparently, NATE certification is a major deal in the heating and A/C world. He has to have a ton of in field hours with another certified heating and A/C service provider. The certified tech then signs off that he completed the necessary training hours. It is kind of like a free internship that heating and A/C repair professionals need to do. But next, the guy had to take a few exams in the heating and A/C industry. He had to study everything to do with heating, cooling, heat pumps, HVAC duct and air quality. The guy also could get a special certification in particular areas such as boiler maintenance. How neat is that? The guy was telling me how hard the test was and how much work he has put into the certification. Apparently being certified is worth it though. NATE certified heating and A/C contractors make more money and work for better heating and A/C companies. I now suppose that when I need heating and, A/C maintenance I will look for NATE certified heating and A/C corporations. I also enjoyed drunk talking to the guy about it, was real interesting to learn about.