You know, you do the best you can to be an enjoyable, humorous, pleasant person, and sometimes it doesn’t work out. I’m not sure if I’m completely socially inept, or what the deal is, but, often, my brain gets out of order, and then others notice my behaviors. This tends to push people away, leaving me feeling like a total failure. It’s especially hard when you’re trying to build professional relationships in this challenging world. I realized this the hard way, after my HVAC system bit the big one. I had no one to call for help. I woke up one day and realized my indoor air was feeling stagnant, uneven and moist. I tried to change the thermostat, but the temperature didn’t budge. I couldn’t get the air conditioner or furnace to engage, even when I restarted the control. I googled all sorts of search terms for “broken heating and cooling system,” “no indoor air control,” and “air conditioner and oil furnace won’t work.” None of my heating and cooling do-it-yourself efforts helped. I requested an emergency repair from a local HVAC shop. I was shocked when the receptionist told me they had no available workers to send out to my home. My technician, she revealed, no longer wanted to come out to the house. Why? I was constantly, and annoyingly, talking about my DIY repair ideas while they were working on the heating and cooling system that, they felt, I would inevitably break again.