I’m So Independent That I Paid More for My Air Filter Replacement:

One of my greatest strengths is also my greatest weakness.

I’m fiercely independent, which comes with a list of good and bad attributes.

For starters, I don’t need to rely on other people to do anything for me. I can lead a group of people to success or simply get things done on my own. Professionally, this is amazing! However, my independance gets me in a lot of unnecessary trouble sometimes, because I hate asking for help. I would much rather fail at a task alone than ask someone for help. This has proven to be a horrible quality as a homeowner. The other week, my air conditioner started acting funny. I was hearing odd noises rattling around, and the air wasn’t cooling low enough for my liking. No matter what temperature I set my thermostat to, the air would never reach that temperature, despite running all day. I knew my utility bill that month was going to be high, but I didn’t want to ask anyone for help. My brother and dad would’ve helped me fix whatever was wrong with my air conditioner, but I was stubborn and didn’t want to admit defeat. I tried doing some HVAC research on my own, but it left me even more confused. Instead, I bit the bullet and called the local HVAC company for an appointment. Thankfully, they were able to squeeze me in that afternoon, and an HVAC technician came to service my air conditioning. The technician said I just needed to replace my air filter, and the appointment could’ve been avoided if I’d just replaced it myself. I hate that I had to pay that much money because of how independent I am.


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