I’m not the sort of person who’s very easily impressed by other human beings.
I know that sounds like an anti-social and haughty thing to say… But the truth is that I prefer to be alone over being in the company of people I don’t mesh with. It’s difficult for me to find kindred spirits that I want to spend my time and energy on. This is why it was extremely surprising when I actually met somebody online and we got along like gangbusters. Out of the blue, it felt like I was matched with my soulmate. Everything has been really great… Except for his indoor air quality. The first time I went over to his house I was a bit disappointed to experience low quality indoor air with fluctuating air temperatures. It definitely seemed like his air filter hadn’t been changed in several months if not years. I could almost see the airborne contaminants floating through the air vents in every room. I found myself coughing and sneezing on all of the unwanted airborne toxicities. Even worse, I couldn’t decide if the air temperature was comfortable or cold because there were so many fluctuating hot and cold patches. I didn’t want to make him feel bad, but I did mention the low-quality indoor air to my new boo. I’m glad that I did, because this HVAC conversation has proven that we make a good partnership. By the next time I went over to his house, the entire heating, cooling, and air quality control system had been professionally serviced.