I did not think much about the noise I heard outside my hotel room until I heard a knock at the door.
I thought it was room service only for me to open the door and find an intoxicated lady.
Before I could say anything, she had already started asking me if my room was warm enough. She started complaining about how the hotel’s whole-home heating system was inadequate. She said that she had even gone as far as to call the heating provider to come and check the boiler installation because even the water in the shower was not warm enough. She started ranting about how the probably never to furnace/heater tune-up seriously. I started getting worried because she was intoxicated and would end up waking up guests on the entire floor. She even went as far as saying that her room was very stuffy because the ductwork was dirty. I had to hand it to her; she knew a lot when it came to the workings of a gas furnace. It all fell into place when she claimed that she was a certified HVAC repairman. She said she would add duct cleaning to the list when the home services company arrived. She asked me to take her to the unit because she was tired of waiting for the heating corp crew to arrive. She even wanted to clean the washable filter herself. When I told her that it would not be necessary, she offered energy-saving help tips. I could not wait for the hotel staff to get her back to her room to resume my reading in front of the gas fireplace.