When Ed, the Heating & Air Conditioning specialist arrived, to handle my oil furnace repairs last week, she asked if I needed him to change the air filter.
I thought decreasing the air filter was a section of the repair & cleaning procedure. When Ed said that she could add new air filter swings to my service agreement; my first question was how much extra would it cost me? Ed told myself and others it was a minimal amount, but it would save myself and others needing to do it. I’m not quite sure what she was thinking, but I felt insulted. I had been decreasing all of the air filters in the Heating & Air Conditioning plan since I was about fourteen. I had no brothers or sisters, & it was just my mother & I. If she wasn’t at the condo & the air filter needed to be changed, I was elected. One or the other of us had to handle the task. I told him I could change my air filters, but I loved the offer. Ed told myself and others that if I changed my mind, I should call the Heating & Air Conditioning company & that she would cheerfully come to the up-to-date home & change it for me. Now, I was thinking Ed was flirting, but I could not be sure. When Ed said she wouldn’t want myself and others hurting myself while decreasing the air filter, I bristled. I told Ed I was perfectly capable, but thanks for the offer, & showed him to the door. I wanted to tell Ed she didn’t need to return, & I would be okay with a different Heating & Air Conditioning specialist, but I didn’t want to make him an enemy. It’s just that if I ever saw Ed again, it would be too soon.