It was a sizzling morning when I started my current language course, and as soon as I entered the room, I observed that the air was thick and stuffy.
- Feeling the weight of the heat already important down on me as I sat down on my desk, I could feel the sweat forming on my forehead and in my armpits.
I just could not understand why the windows weren’t open. I tried to focus on the lesson, although I kept thinking of the heat and whether I should tell the instructor; My shyness, however, held me back, and I continued to try and focus on the lesson while longing for a blissful breeze to supply relief. However, I could feel my energy draining away and knew I had to do something about it soon. I raised my hand and asked the instructor if he could turn on the cooling system. The instructor said the school could not afford an HVAC system and advocated I bring in a fan from home. I could not help however guess about the importance of quality HVAC systems in public classrooms because comfort is needed for the student to perform acceptablely. That’s when I began to morningdream about all classrooms having zoned HVAC systems with temperature controls in every seat. Finally, the bell rang, and I suddenly stumbled out of the building to breathe in fresh air. I made a mental note to request a/c from the course provider and to bring my mini USB fan next time I have to endure that dreadful classroom.