We had planned a great party for our kids and it had been going beautifully. Even the shyer children were dancing and having fun. They were also enjoying the food we had prepared and especially the ice cream which we had forgotten about till one parent surprised us with two large containers of it, and ice cream cones. The clown was magnificent. Even we, the adults were laughing ourselves silly over his tricks. So we were hardly aware of the change in the temperature, till we observed one little fellow trying to open up a window. Then it dawned on us : the HVAC unit had stopped working. I hadn’t been so upset in a long while. Who could imagine that the HVAC system would give out? None of us, the planners, for we had made sure to have the AC properly checked out before the party. When I called up the HVAC supplier the reason for our discomfort became apparent. No HVAC specialist had come to check on the unit as we had expected. Till this point in time, I don’t know if that neglect was on the part of the HVAC provider or his technicians. It was a clear classic of passing the buck. Fortunately, the children didn’t appear particularly bothered by the change in air quality. We quickly opened up all the windows and, happily, the fun didn’t seem to miss a beat. Clearly, we the adults were much more affected by the absence of air conditioning. Still, people should live up to their word, especially where kids are involved. I’ll never employ the services of that HVAC company again.