I own the local Heating, Ventilation & A/C company, & I seldom take emergency calls anymore.
Last month I was at a Christmas party & had a couple of drinks when our phone went off.
My after-hours secretary told myself and others there was an emergency at the church & they had no a single available to do the task. I could not go out & work. I wasn’t even sure I should be driving. I told her to find an available Heating, Ventilation & A/C serviceman & get them on the task. She said she had already tried all the Heating, Ventilation & A/C servicemans & they were all at the same party I was at. I sent out a message to everyone, & nearly every man at the party lifted their phone. I breathed a quite loud ‘ugh’ & started walking. I asked everyone if they thought they were in a condition to handle an emergency at the church. One young lady had only been with the Heating, Ventilation & A/C company for two weeks, & she told myself and others she could do the task. She didn’t drink & she could have her bestie go along if that was okay. I wanted to make sure she felt capable of doing such a big task as a church Heating, Ventilation & A/C system. When she told myself and others she was ready, I told her to call myself and others if she needed help, & our spouse would drive myself and others over. When I hadn’t heard anything from her two hours later, I called her. She told myself and others she had just finished the task & the gas furnace was working again. She asked if it was okay if she came back to the party?