Back when I was in high school and college, I remember thinking that I was just way too smart to go into a service profession.
I used to be really proud of myself and everything that I once thought I knew! I think a lot of smarty pants people who have just graduated from high school or college and are actually going out into the real world think that they really know it all.
In reality, though, these kids like I used to be don’t really know a thing about living in the actual world today. They don’t know about responsibility and taking care of themselves or their things. That’s exactly how I used to be, too, and the worst of it was the fact that I was such a know it all! I thought that I knew more than any service technician out there and I looked down on mechanics, electricians, plumbers, and heating and cooling technicians. I thought that since they were blue collar workers, my college degree put me on a level above them. Wow, have I learned a lot in the years since college! I have learned that I have to depend on service providers like HVAC technicians a lot more often than they ever have to depend on me! Just last week, I had to pay a huge bill to a heating and cooling professional because I had to get my central air conditioning repaired. I might have a college degree, but I don’t know a single thing about things like air conditioning maintenance and repair work.