I don’t usually eat lunch during the day because I have terrible irritable bowel syndrome.
Even if I have a soup and salad, my stomach can be upset for hours.
In the HVAC industry, I’m constantly going. I don’t have time to sit in the bathroom for 30 minutes with an upset stomach. Some days, the only bathroom available is in a customer’s home. The last thing I want to do after lunch is ruin someone’s perfectly fancy guest bathroom. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened yesterday. I met my boss for lunch to discuss some upcoming HVAC installation jobs. I wasn’t going to eat anything, but my boss made me try the chili. It was so yummy, and I finished the whole bowl. Before we left the restaurant, I excused myself to use the bathroom. The chili didn’t sit well. I spent twenty minutes in the restaurant bathroom, before I left to finish my last job. I was feeling sick all afternoon. During my last HVAC service call, my stomach started to feel queasy. I had to use the bathroom, and I didn’t have time to wait. The customer was happy to show me to the restroom. I was in the bathroom for 20 minutes. I didn’t have any candles, matches, or bathroom spray, and it was clear that my stomach was upset. I felt bad for stinking up the customers bathroom, and I decided to give them a 20% discount on the HVAC service call. That’s definitely the last time I eat chili in the middle of the day.