He got everybody good

The other weekend, I went to my friend’s place. He was having a little party as quite a few people were there. Everybody brought their own drinks including me, but my friend and his wife were supplying the food. The food was honestly to die for. I wish I could cook food that was so delicious! It was great just hanging out but it was a scorching hot day. The air conditioning in the house was really blasting, but it felt just right. Well, eventually the air conditioning system just stopped working entirely. My friend went to check his thermostat and then looked around at everybody. Everybody looked at him wondering what he was going to say. Was the HVAC system broken? Did he forget to get his HVAC system tune-up? What was it? He then said the HVAC system was dead, and everybody became upset realizing the the party was basically over. That’s when he said he was just joking and that he simply forgot to switch out the batteries to the thermostat! Everybody laughed and there was a look of relief on people’s faces. Nobody was ready for this party to be over just yet! My friend quickly replaced the batteries in the thermostat and then before we knew it, the A/C came roaring back on through the HVAC vents. I was talking to my friend a little later and said he got everybody real good. He said he already knew when the A/C stopped that the issue couldn’t have been serious because he always had his regular HVAC system maintenance taken care of.