When the phone was ringing in the wee hours of the morning I knew it could only be my brother.
He likes to call me at the most inconvenient of times.
I was tempted to just ignore the call but, alas, I could not. Sure enough, when I picked up the phone he started telling me about the A/C problem he was facing. I’m an HVAC technician by trade, so he likes to ask me about his HVAC issues. I would rather he would just call an HVAC company instead of bugging me all the time. We both know this would cost him a lot of money though. So, usually, I don’t mind helping him out with a few things here and there. There are times when it can be a burden though and there are reasons the HVAC companies charge such high prices for emergency calls. No one wants to work on an HVAC system in the middle of the night. Despite this, I went to help my brother out. His air conditioner wasn’t working and it was very hot in his house. Apparently he can’t sleep without the air conditioner working. He told me all about it while I was assessing the situation. The first thing I checked was the thermostat and then I laughed when I saw that the batteries were dead. I replaced the batteries and the air conditioner started right up. Now I can go back home and try to get a few hours of sleep before going in to my real job where I repair air conditioners for real money. My brother didn’t even bother to offer me a beer or anything for all the help I gave him.