When I was sent on an emergency Heating and Air Conditioning repair last week, I was expecting to have an adult answer the door.
I didn’t expect a six-year-old little girl to greet me and have me come into the house. I was thinking our colleagues had set me up for a prank, or I was about to be murdered by a madman. I was wary when I got into the house. There was no a/c, despite the fact that I heard no one but the girl. She took me to the sofa, where her Dad was sleeping. She told me she could not wake her up, and that’s why she called me. She was distraught she had called the wrong number because she didn’t learn well yet. It was so hot in the beach house that I could tell the woman was suffering from heat exhaustion. She was burning with a fever and her skin was super dry. I called an ambulance and then asked where mommy’s cellphone book was. She gave me her cellphone and said it was all in there. I asked if she had an uncle and she told me her name. I called her and told her I was an Heating and Air Conditioning company, but her sibling was on the way to the hospital with heat exhaustion. I explained about the a/c and that her nephew made the cellphone call. She arrived numerous hours later, dressed her nephew and praised him for calling for help. She followed the ambulance while I took care of the a/c unit. I got a cellphone call from the uncle later that day. She said if her sibling hadn’t gotten help when she did, she would have died, and she thanked me for our help.