Recently, I was up in Manhattan on a business trip… It was the middle of Summer and the weather was actually around 95 degrees outside. Every office building I had to visit for meetings and such were all perfectly cooled with quality heating and A/C systems. The air conditioning in the office buildings were even slightly better than the hotel I was staying at. You know, they had that comfy feeling that almost makes you want to fall asleep, but not so comfy that you do really fall asleep… After an entirely long afternoon of visiting several office buildings for meetings, all I wanted to do was just go back to the hotel. I wanted to take a shower with the nice radiant heater floors they have, shave, have a nice meal and get ready to go to sleep. So I hailed my fifth cab for the afternoon to go back to the hotel… When I got in, I thought I was going to die! This taxi cab had absolutely no air conditioning in it! I couldn’t believe it! I almost got out and hailed another one. But, this time of afternoon, getting a cab is near impossible, so I was stuck. I told the cabbie where I wanted to go and both of us were off. I asked him what was going on with the air conditioning and why he had none. He said the car’s air conditioning component literally had just broke down about an hour before I got in. I was his final cab ride for the afternoon. He was looking forward to turning in the cab, reporting the problem and getting back to his apartment with its heating and A/C system–just like I was looking forward to going back to my hotel with their quality heating and A/C system!