I decided we would hand over our central air conditioner, but hide our window air conditioner inside of a hidden chest in our basement.
It was the middle of a vicious war, and we were in hiding. Much of the earth was desert due to a nuclear explosion, and every home had at least two air conditioners in it. The heat in the desert would get so hot that many people would die if they did not have an air conditioner to cool down their home during the hottest times of the day. The war was going on for a long time, and the military was desperate for material. They demanded that every home give up their central air conditioners for the war effort. Not that we didn’t want to support our nation, but we would not survive long without our air conditioners. I came up with an idea. I decided we would hand over our central air conditioner, but hide our window air conditioner inside of a hidden chest in our basement. When the soldiers came by to get our a/c units, we gave them our central air conditioner. When they searched the house for another air conditioner, they did not find our hidden window air conditioner. Most of our neighbors had nowhere to hide their window air conditioners, so they had to turn over both their a/c units to the soldiers.