I had to find a nice way to tell my sister that I didn’t want her at the house when the men from Air Conditioning Adelaide were due to come over. I knew exactly how she was going to act, and although it was her house too - I didn’t want her there. I had booked an appointment to have the air conditioners in our home serviced and cleaned. I liked to be prepared, and although it was the middle of winter, I thought it was a great time to have it done. Yemi, my sister, had told me that she was happy to pay for half of the service cost, which was great. Once I continued to talk about the men from Air Conditioning Repairs Adelaide and tell Yemi about the appointment, she started making some inappropriate comments. She was more concerned about getting one of the guys from Air Conditioning Service Adelaide to take her out on a date, than having the air conditioners serviced. I became angry with Yemi almost instantly. I knew that she was going to embarrass me if she was here when the technician’s turned up. I had to think about this, there was a few ways I could go about it. The first thing I thought, was to tell my sister that the technicians were coming at a different time. Then I thought that instead of lying to her, I could just tell her that she wasn’t allowed to be her usual flirty self. There were problems with both of my plans so I needed to think about it a little more. I also didn’t want to hurt my sister’s feelings by telling her she wasn’t allowed to be her usual, flirty and embarrassing self.
The puppies were yapping, the kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs were squealing and the birds were chirping. It was a hectic day at the pet store and it didn’t seem like it was going to get any better any time soon. The pet store was always hectic but today we had no air conditioning. It stopped working yesterday afternoon and didn’t want to work again this morning. All the animals were hating the stuffy feeling of the store so I decided to get some pedestal fans out. The animals loved having the fans on but it wasn’t much good for the customers. By the time lunch came around, all the animals were lying down near their water containers, sprawled out in the heat. After lunch the Air Conditioning Service Sydney van pulled up. This must be the repairman that my boss was talking about. My boss had left a note on the cash register telling me that someone would be here to look at the aircon today. He was a very tall man and stood very straight. I smiled as I thought that being tall would be a bonus in his business, you wouldn’t have to carry a ladder around, rather just stick your head into the manhole and climb up! The technician from Air Conditioning Repairs Sydney was very friendly and had a very soft voice. He commented on the animals looking exhausted as we walked out the back to the air conditioning system. I did my best to cool down the animals, moving fans around and spraying them with water. The Air Conditioning Sydney worker was able to get the air conditioner working again and as soon as those cold waves of air filled the store the animals perked up and were back to their usual selves.
It had been a long time since I’d been in a classroom. I remember how happy I was leaving school, knowing I’d never have to sit through a boring lecture ever again. Now, ten years later here I am. I’d just started the theory section of my cheffing apprenticeship. I already had two years of practical work completed and a job in a restaurant, I just needed to get my books signed off so I could call myself ‘qualified’. The classroom was small, with a few rows of desks. There was only about 12 other people in my theory classes, which was good for me. The class felt muggy, as if the air had gone stale just from being in this room. The windows were permanently shut and the discomfort was obvious, with teacher and students both fidgeting in the heat. I asked the teacher if we could open a window and she assured me that it would be fixed soon and that the people from Air Conditioning Repairs Melbourne would be here soon to sort it out. I asked her what she was talking about and she explained to me that the air conditioning had broken down, the classrooms weren’t always this disgusting. I was relieved to hear that. Since the sentence left my teachers mouth, I couldn’t stop thinking about how long the guys from Air Conditioning Melbourne would be. It was pointless trying to learn in this environment. During recess I saw the Air Conditioning Service Melbourne truck pull into the car park. The men jumped out and headed for the office. I hoped that by the time recess was over, they would have fixed the air conditioners. Otherwise, this whole day would be a waste of time. No one was learning anything.
My neighbour, Steven was a funny old man. He was from Serbia and was often seen walking around the street in his boxer briefs. He was friendly enough, although all the ladies in the vicinity thought he was someone to keep away from. He apparently made it very well known that he was recently divorced. Nevertheless he seemed nice to me, always gave me a wave and a smile. I think it was just cultural differences that gave people the wrong impression. So what if he liked to get around in his underwear. I started to notice he was having a bit of a competition with the man who lived across the road, Bob. It was the sort of thing where if Bob did any sort of home improvements or renovations to his unit, Steven would do the same - but try to be more impressive. Last week I saw an Air Conditioning Melbourne van pull up in Bob’s driveway. I giggled to myself as I thought of what Steven might do in reply. It seemed as though Bob had just got a new air conditioning unit, which was confirmed when he walked to his fence and yelled out to Steven how great it was, latest technology apparently. I could tell Steven was furious. The entire afternoon I could hear him slamming doors and throwing things around. That afternoon I heard Steven on the phone to a man about Air Conditioning Repairs Melbourne. Steven had an old unit in his lounge room that had given up working about a year ago. I heard him arranging for the men to give him an Air Conditioning Service Melbourne the following afternoon. I literally fell on the couch laughing. I thought their games were ridiculous, definitely entertaining, but ridiculous all the same.