Last week, my central heating system shut off in the middle of the day. I messed around with it, but I couldn’t tell there was nothing wrong with it. Normally I would call my cousin to do repair jobs around the house, but he was out of the country on vacation, so I had to find someone to do a HVAC repair in NYC. I didn’t know anyone else who could do it, leaving me to rely on some of the local companies. What I didn’t count on is how many companies there actually are in my area. There were a lot, and they all looked good.
Since all of the companies seemed good enough for the job of repairing my heating system, I simply picked one at random. I figured that the company would probably take a couple of days to come out to my home to perform the repairs, especially since it was around the time where a lot of people would have trouble with their heating systems due to the extra use they get, but they were actually able to come to my home the same day I called them. I’ve had various repair people come a week after calling them, so this was a shock to me.
An hour later, my heating system was working, and I didn’t even need my cousin to do it. He sent me a message from his vacation, telling me about all of the exciting things that he was doing. I told him about my heating problem and he said he would look at it when he got back. When I told him that it was already fixed, he was shocked, because I always rely on him for repairs. I think he felt a little sad about it, but I guess I can find something else for him to fix.