My friend had a dinner party last week, and it ended up being a disaster because her air conditioning broke down.
It was her first real party in her new apartment, and I felt really bad for her because she had worked really hard on all of the food and the menu and everything.
She must have called me a dozen times to ask me if I thought that the menu was just right, and she even called a wine connoisseur to find out if he thought that the wine was the right pairing for the meal. She was really serious about this dinner party and I think she really wanted it to be her first real grown up event at her new apartment. I knew that she was really working hard on it, but I did not pay attention to the fact that she was having issues with her air conditioning system. She had mentioned it in passing, but I did not think to tell her that it would be really important to have the air conditioning fixed before she had people over. I knew that this would be really important, but I just didn’t think about it at the time. I really regretted that once I went over for the party itself though. It was so hot inside of her apartment that we were all just miserable. Since the air conditioning wasn’t working, the place was really humid, and there was no way for her to open up the windows because we were in a high rise. I felt terrible for her because she had really wanted everything to be perfect. Everything was perfect except for the fact that we were all miserable without the air conditioning.