Every year, my wife and I throw a large BBQ in our backyard, to thank the HVt work for me.
We have their families join us, and we have a party that sometimes lasts until dawn.
Our son works in the HVAC company, and he self designates himself as designated HVAC technician. If am emergency comes in, he takes the job so everyone else can enjoy themselves. One of our newest HVAC technician had himself an audience, and my didn’t want to go when the phone call came in. He was telling stories about growing up and had everyone laughing. I told my son there was an emergency AC repair, and he had to go, but he couldn’t pull himself away from the guy. All he could do was laugh, and I was right there by him. Half an hour later, my son was still laughing, but he had changed into his HVAC uniform and was heading out. When he got back, he asked what happened to the comedian. I told him he had to go home to take care of his parents. Both of his parents were disabled because of an accident, and he and his wife cared for them. I told him he swore all of his stories were real, and he had more to tell when he came back for next year’s HVAC company BBQ. All the next day, my son kept talking about the HVAC comedian. He wondered why no one had befriended him, and why he kept to himself. The next thing i knew, he and his wife were calling to invite them to their house. He told them to bring their kids and they could play in the pool.