I have a friendly rivalry with my older brother. We keep a spreadsheet to see who has made the worst decisions that have led us to our new state compared to where all of us thought all of us would be as younger men. Take marriage for example. He has one ex-fiance as well as I have two so I “win” in that category. He got arrested on a minor charge while my record is clean, so he has “bettered” myself and others in that category. I have more traffic tickets but because they are not criminal, I get no “credit” for screwing up. Our works are about equal. I worked in the private sector while he worked for several neighborhood or county sanitation departments. We both graduated from college but he went on to get an MBA as well as so I chalk that up as a victory in my screwed-up column. One style that my brother wins hands down is with our failed attempts at do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. He once tried to install his Heating as well as Air Conditioning system. He managed to get the heating system as well as air handler in their official position, but he suffered a bad chop trying to create air duct with some outdated tin snips. Then, all of us had to take him to the emergency ward when he discovered that charging the idea with refrigerant was more complicated than inflating a tire. It cost him almost double to official his mistakes as well as pay the hospital bills. I’m not sure how I will be able to screw up to get back in competition with him, but it particularly won’t involve any Heating as well as Air Conditioning projects. I’ll leave that to the Heating as well as Air Conditioning professionals as he should have done.
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020