It was an early summer morning, and the sun had risen early.
The town was already up and about.
I got to the air conditioning business and started reviewing the scheduled jobs. The first on the list was an air conditioning installation at a school about a mile away. The senior cooling specialist recommended we start with the fitting job since it was far from the office. At 8 AM, we left the office, heading to the residence. A few miles in, our work truck malfunctioned. We were stuck on a hot summer day with our working tools. Fortunately, we had our air conditioning expert uniforms on. We decided to hitchhike because it was easier than waiting for the truck to be fixed. A firetruck came by and almost passed us. It stopped, and we explained to the driver what had happened. To our surprise, the truck’s driver was a neighbor of our customer. He took us to our destination for free. We phoned the office and notified them of the issue. Our boss advised us to call an uber when done, and the company would pay for it. The cooling equipment at the residence was the heat pump. The a/c reps changed the air conditioning filter while the other professionals and I did the air conditioning repairs. The fire truck driver had offered to wait for us since he was headed back to town. He was helpful to the point that I felt he knew more about air conditioning. He seemed to understand the cooling technology. The air conditioner tune-up took about two hours, and when we were done fixing the cooling product, we cleaned our work site. By the time we left the residence, the air conditioning unit was functioning optimally, and the quality of indoor comfort was gradually increasing.