Forgetfulness and air filters

We all have our strengths and weaknesses.

In fact, some people are quite talented or remarkable in one particular way, but not so great at many other things.

Take my brother for instance. He’s a math whiz and an accountant. Nobody knows how to balance a budget or be as frugal with their money as he is, at least no one I know. However, he has many clients and he is often very busy to the point where he forgets certain things. I visited him in his home during one of his free days one Saturday, a couple months ago. It was the summertime, and I noticed a distinct lack of cool air coming from his vents. There was also this musty smell throughout the house. As we talked, I eventually mentioned how subpar his air conditioning was. He looked at me and blinked as if he had not noticed it until I pointed it out. He looked at me and said, you know you’re right. I was not sure what was wrong with his air conditioning unit, but I casually mentioned the air filter. He slapped his forehead and said, “That’s it!” It had been far too long since he had changed out the air filter for a new one. He had become so focused on his work, that he barely noticed he wasn’t getting very good airflow anymore. If it was my home, you can bet I would have noticed a lot sooner! There is nothing in the world that would consume my attention enough for me to not notice when my air conditioning is acting up, because of how much I rely on it!

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