Dad is a diplomat, and he travels all the time.
- When I was fifteen, they split up with my mum, and since then, I have seen him twice, within twelve years.
Dad called me last month to tell me he was coming down for a visit and would be staying for a couple of months. I was super excited. I would show him the air conditioning business I had built over the years. He gave me the work of readying his cooling equipment before he came down, as he would be spending the entire summer in the country. I got some of my junior cooling specialists to help run an air conditioner tune-up on the air conditioning system at the house dad would be staying in. We changed the filthy air conditioning filters to improve the air quality. When he finally came, I was so excited. We planned a lunch, where he would cook, and I would update him on all the happenings in my life. I told dad about my journey to becoming one of the state’s most sought air conditioning experts. He was super proud that I had even received an award for being the best innovator in the cooling technology category. Dad, who did not know more about air conditioning than I did, was very proud of my achievement, and seeing me light up when I spoke about heat pumps made him smile. He had ordered a huge congratulatory cake inscribed, lover of cooling products. We both laughed at that and heartily enjoyed the cake. The next day, I met dad at the company after an air conditioning installation job, and I showed him around. He later met other a/c reps who had previously gone for air conditioning repair jobs.