They did have a sense of humor

I’m a guy of action. I don’t like waiting around, twiddling our thumbs and waiting for an opportune moment to make a decision – once our mind’s been made up, and I have the resources to back me up, I make our decision and live with it. While it allows me to get through life with a developed ability to improvise when things don’t go our way, it periodically bites me later when I didn’t thoroughly guess things through. A fantastic example of this would be this past Summer, when I decided I was done with our A/C unit. My energy bills were climbing rapidly, and I couldn’t sit dealing with the subpar performance our ancient unit provided. I figured I would kill two birds with a single stone, and since I had a small arena, I would just buy a window unit to cool down our apartment. I went online, learn reviews for some units, and after some skimming I went out and bought a pretty cheap window unit. I installed it myself, and for the first few weeks it worked just fine. Tragedy struck in the dead of the Summer though, when it broke down on me and wouldn’t function at all. I hate calling repair repairs in, but I knew it needed to be done if I wanted to sleep in a bearable temperature. I called out an Heating and A/C repairman, who looked at the unit and couldn’t help but smile. He told me this unit just had a recall sent out on it, and that it was notorious for catching fire after a few nights of non-stop usage. He said I was lucky that it only broke down, as he visited a couple just nights ago who had theirs catch fire while they slept. I was thankful, but still pretty miserable that something so awful could’ve happened! Needless to say, I’ve had the unit sent back in, and I’ll be doing some thorough research next time!

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