The rental agent was so charming.
Jack & his friends faced a bit of a language barrier, because they were just going to see the island & didn’t speak the local tongue.
The agent spoke a bit of English, so Jack & his friends were able to rent a little bungalow on the beach for a few evenings. Their hotel had been closed down for some reason, & the reservations were worthless. They all felt fortunate to get any place on such short notice. The bungalow was on the edge of the sand, a hundred meters from the water. It had electricity, but the boys couldn’t think there was no AC. Being entitled Americans, they just assumed any rental place they paid money for would come with an AC. Jack was pretty steamed about a lack of cooling, but one neighbor pointed out that with the money they had saved from the hotel reservations, they could just buy a small A/C component for the place, and lucky for them the local hardware store sold a small, portable a/c, just enough to cool down a single room in the property. It cost some little cash, & they all agreed it was the best cash they ever spent, because that cooling was upscale. When their trip was over, Jack & his friends decided to leave the AC unit in the rental home for the next people to use. It was entirely small & portable, but still didn’t want to fuss with carrying an AC unit onto an airplane. Hopefully the next tenants like their token.