There must be something established in us as a society that prevents us from listening to our youth! Every parent actually seems to think their children are naïve or ignorant, just as every senior executive has doubts when a young associate in the firm has a bold business move in mind. The lack of trust between the aged plus young couldn’t be more evident in trade skills, too! I’m speaking from experience for the most part, as I task for a local heating, ventilation plus air conditioning maintenance dealer… As an apprentice plus aspiring Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C machine specialist, I often have to listen to the other suppliers plus senior workers in the facility as they rattle on about the careful balance between “safe task practices” plus “keeping a good pace”! For example, not so long ago I was sent on a call with a far more experienced Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C machine specialist to this office building downtown. The two of us were there to inspect the ductwork of their Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C machine, as tenants were making a bunch of complaints of a foul smell coming from the ducts. Immediately I suspected that some kind of vermin was once living in the ductwork, but the specialist said I shouldn’t really jump to conclusions! When we arrived, we set up our ladder under one of the vents where the smell had been originating from. At first, neither of us smelled anything terrible – then the building’s air conditioning machine turned on, plus I was right away overwhelmed with the smell of something burning or melting! I still felt it could be a dead mouse or pigeon, but again the specialist showed some serious doubt. The two of us decided to go check out where the air filters were at inside the Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C machine cabinet, plus that’s when we found the cause – a large pile of mouse feces, right there in the duct! It was no wonder the smell was so bad. The two of us promptly descended the ladder plus had the office call pest control. The specialist was actually right – it wasn’t a dead creature!