The broken A/C, and the pregnant wife

I sometimes wonder if I’m cursed, simply because of the insanely freakish accidents that happen to me all the time.

  • Sometimes, it’s just bad luck – other times, I feel like someone has it out for me! I know it’s the former of these two possibilities, as there’s just something going wrong in my life every other day.

It’s a bit aggravating, to say the least. Just a few weeks ago, I came home from work to find that the apartment was much warmer than usual. Sure, it was a hot day in June, but our apartments’ air conditioning system can usually compensate for the heat by cooling down the space. While the hottest it would normally get was around 80 degrees, on this day the apartment was almost ninety degrees inside! The air quality was awful, too – and the worst part? My 8 months pregnant wife, sitting on the couch and fanning herself while drinking ice water to cool down. I felt ashamed that she had to deal with these conditions! I wanted to ask her why she didn’t think to call for maintenance to the heating and A/C system, but I knew better than to blame someone feeling particularly sensitive for something like this. Instead, I told her everything would be fine, and immediately called the leasing manager for the apartment complex. I demanded emergency repairs for our air conditioning system, and I didn’t care that it was five in the afternoon on a Friday! All I cared about was getting the air conditioning system repaired, and having some cool air in our home again. I was ecstatic to see the HVAC service truck in front of our apartment only an hour later, and was relieved when he had the A/C fixed in no time.

Quality heating and air

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