My roommate is our Grandmother, who is still acclimating to this country.
- I was born & raised here, because our parents immigrated here before I came along.
It was only a few years ago that they finally convinced our Grandma to join us in the United States. She is still getting used to it, but after a lifetime there may not be a lot she can change. One thing she had a big problem with is having gentlemen in our apartment. Anyone outside of the family is considered suspect by her. This presented a problem recently when the central Heating & A/C plan stopped working, & I needed some emergency repairs. I called a local Heating & A/C contractor I have heard good thing about, & asked if they had a female tech they could send out. This was the easiest solution I could feel of — to simply have a female Heating & A/C tech come & do the work. The problem was they had no female Heating & A/C techs, nor did the next multiple companies I called. In a bit of a snit, I posted about it on Facebook, & asked if the Heating & A/C industry was even allowed to hire ladies. This generated a dumpster fire in the comments section, but it also put me in contact with a local lady who was an Heating & A/C company. She was sheepish to inform me that she didn’t have any female Heating & A/C techs at her dealer, either! But she was still Heating & A/C certified, & gave to come over & labor on our plan personally, & do it free of charge.