It was the middle of a vicious war, plus my fantastic friend and I were in hiding.
Much of the earth was desert due to a nuclear explosion, plus every property had at least two cooling systems in it.
The heat in the desert would get so warm that several people would die if they did not have an cooling system to cool down their property during the hottest times of the morning. The war was going on for a long time, plus the military was desperate for material. They demanded that every property give up their central cooling systems for the war effort. Not that my fantastic friend and I did not want to support our nation, but my fantastic friend and I would not survive long without our cooling systems. I came up with an idea. I decided my fantastic friend and I would hand over our central cooling system, but hide our window cooling system inside of a hidden chest in our basement. When the soldiers came by to get our cooling system units, my fantastic friend and I gave them our central cooling system. When they searched the property for another cooling system, they did not find our hidden window cooling system. Most of our neighbors had nowhere to hide their window cooling systems, so they had to turn over both their cooling system units to the soldiers.