Long drives

Working almost an hour away from my house use to drive me crazy.

This wasn’t because of the traffic or the fact that I had to wake up two hours earlier just to make sure I was arriving on time.

The real issue was the fact that my car had a terrible A/C unit. It would take close to half an hour just to get the cool temperatures to kick in during the summer. This was a huge disadvantage while living in a southern state where temperatures could get to the low eighties before 10:00 am. Sometimes I wouldn’t even change into my uniform until after arriving to work for fear of sweating profusely and ruining the clothes. Leaving work in the middle of the day was even worse. When I first started working the company didn’t have any trees or overhead structures to block the sun so I would open my car doors and enter what felt like a sauna. Again taking nearly thirty minutes to cool down which in the afternoon was twice as bad as the temperature would rise closer to a hundred degrees with humidity. I would beg my parents to help me fix the A/C system in my car except by the time they would come around to the idea, the temperatures outside would start to drop and then there was no need to fix the cooling system. I finally caved and began searching for jobs closer to my home that way I wouldn’t have to endure the heat for such a significant amount of time.

Air conditioning workman