I was at my aunt’s house the other week. She had it so hot in the house that I could barely breathe. I asked her where the thermostat was because I wanted to turn the heat down. She informed me she didn’t have a thermostat and she wasn’t addicted to modern rubbish like I was. I couldn’t understand what kind of modern rubbish she thought I was addicted to, because I had never used drugs. That’s when she said that all she needed was her fireplace to keep her warm and she didn’t need any of those modern things. I asked her how she kept cool in the summer. She said she had fans and windows and doors that could be opened and closed. I thought she was kidding, but by the look on her face, I knew she definitely was not kidding. I wondered if maybe I wasn’t addicted to modern HVAC. I had a hard time trying to figure out how she was able to live without modern heating and air conditioning. I wanted to go back to my aunt’s and tell her how comfortable she could be if she had modern heating and air conditioning. I knew she wouldn’t have anything to do with it, and I realized she was quite happy with how her life was. I thought maybe I should try depending on the heating and air conditioning system I had in my apartment. Maybe I could be happier like my aunt is. I shrugged at the thought while laughing at myself. I didn’t know who I was trying to fool, because I knew I could never go without the modern HvAC system.