Last weekend I went on the weirdest date ever. I met this man online and I thought he seemed nice enough. He invited me to his apartment so that he could cook up a mean dinner for me (that’s what he actually said.) I told him that I hoped his location had a/c because I loved my climate control. He said he absolutely had air conditioning and that he had good heating as well. I thought that sounded good to me, but then when I showed up to his place all dressed up, the house didn’t look very well kept from the outside. And I was hoping it would be nicer on the inside but as soon as I walked inside, the whole place stunk like cigarettes and beer. It was burning hot inside the house and so I said, “I thought you had A/C in here?” He said, “I do, it’s right over here.” He led me over into his kitchen where he had an electric fan blowing over a large bowl of ice. He said that he had just got a fresh bucket of ice just for me. I shook my head in disbelief and I really thought that the guy was absolutely nuts. The funny thing was that with the windows open and the air from the fan blowing over the ice, there was really a cooling sensation! Not nearly as nice as a typical A/C, of course, but I did have to admit that the stove was on and the food smelled really good. And I couldn’t blame the guy for trying. When supper was ready, we ate in the comfort of the makeshift cooling system. The food was truly delicious. I had to think about whether I wanted another date or not. On one hand, his idea for a cooling plan was creative. Plus, his cooking was fabulous. But I still thought I could do better.