My old man can apply one of his stories to just about anything that happens.
This man is full of more unwarranted advice and maxims than any other human I have ever come across. It just never ends with this guy. You come in sweating from working outside only to hear this old man tell you it’s cooler to work in the morning. Jeez, thanks dad, you really solved that riddle. Yet, he can’t understand why my mom simply tunes him out. Poor thing, at least when there were all us kids in the house, dad had multiple targets. Now, she’s the only one around in the HVAC controlled home so she gets it all. I’d tune him out as well. However, that dude did tell me something that I apply to all kinds of situations. He told me once that finding an honest mechanic is far more important than finding a good doctor. He has a real point. Doctors are weird now. Unless there is a limb hanging off, my doctor devotes all of 7 minutes to an office visit. Where my mechanic knows my car inside and out. The same can be said for my HVAC tech. We went through a few before we found our current heating and cooling pro. Now, that we found him, we aren’t letting go. In fact, we told the HVAC company that unless they sent out our HVAC tech, we would go somewhere else. The main reason is this guy is certified, organized, thorough and honest. A package not found in any service related industry much anymore.