There is no doubt that I have taken a ribbing from my neighbor regarding a number of issues over the years.
While a harmless guy, he’s the sort who is sure that he has life completely wired. And he is never shy about pointing out what he thinks are dumb moves by me. Whether it’s planting bulbs, driveway sealant or the HVAC, my neighbor always has a comment. Honestly, it really doesn’t get to me and I let his boasts or critiques just roll off my back. It’s not like I have to sit down to dinner with this guy. But I have to say that it really does feel good when something blows up in his face that he has needled me about. A recent HVAC issue was just too easy for me to pass up. I had to take my shot. See, my neighbor is constantly telling me what a waste of money seasonal HVAC maintenance is. Of course, I pay like zero attention to that given I make decisions based on data and facts. My neighbor is always a go with your gut sort of guy. I know that spending money on seasonal HVAC maintenance is saving my money in the long term. My HVAC runs more efficiently and will have a much longer lifespan. That will save me big bucks. So when my neighbors 10 year old HVAC system took the dirt nap, I couldn’t help but suggest that he think about seasonal HVAC maintenance with the next one. It was beautiful because he just kind of turned red and walked off. And I got to stand there with the biggest grin on my face.