I was told to hold my breath when walking by the graveyard.

The HVAC company gave me the name address where I had my next air conditioning repair.

When I looked at the address, I knew it looked familiar, but I couldn’t imagine why.

I knew the area pretty well, but this was an enigma to me. A couple of HVAC techs started talking about an old wive’s tale they had heard about. They said the graveyard I was working near had been cursed. If you didn’t hold your breath while walking past the graveyard, the curse would steal some of your soul, and you would die early. I knew they were joking with me, but I had a grandmother who believed in curses, and I never took them lightly. I hadn’t to park nearly a block away from the house where I was supposed to be working. I tried to hold my breath while walking past the graveyard, but I soon realized it wasn’t going to help me. The house was directly across the street from the graveyard. I talked to the owner of the house and showed me where the air conditioning unit was. While working on the AC unit, the husband came out back and said he was glad I got there. Too many HVAC technicians and other repairmen had trouble coming to this area because of the graveyard. I asked if it was really cursed. He laughed and said he had lived in this house for twenty years and he had to even see a ghost. It made me feel better to hear this, and I quickly got back to work. Although I heard what he said, I just wanted to get the AC unit repaired and get back in my service van.

a/c worker