Conditioned to survive without conditioning?

Last week, we got the air conditioning fixed in the car that I usually drive. It wasn't great having no air conditioning this summer, but I made do¹. But we finally got around to having it fixed.

So I took it in on Monday, hoping that they'd finish with it by that evening. They said that it would take a little longer but that we could pick it up after work on Tuesday. On Tuesday, we found out that they'd accidently put a hole in the dashboard while fixing the air conditioner, but that they'd fix that for free (and just needed more time). So my dad picked up the car Wednesday evening and I drove it around that night. The next morning the dealership called. Apparently there had been some kind of mix up with paperwork and our car had been released before the hole had been fixed. It couldn't have been that bad, because I drove it around and didn't notice anything. Of course I am not the most astute...

To apologize for the delay and for releasing our car in less-than-perfect condition, they sent the dashboard fellow to our house so that he could fix it in our driveway. House calls from the car dealership!

Now I have the problem of adapting to my new environment. I find myself sweating in the stifling heat, forgetting that I don't have to do so anymore. When I remember, it's really nice to get into a car that's been sitting in the sun and to have the car cool off in just a few minutes. In fact, I find that this is (so far) one of the few situations in which I actually use the air conditioning, because most of the settings are too cold for me. I'll usually let it run for a while to cool things down, then turn it off once I'm comfortable.

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¹ This is a weird phrase.

srah - Tuesday, 16 August 2005 - 5:44 PM
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