I came for salsa, and I left with a degree in electrical engineering. I know the ins and outs of air conditioner repair. Guess I’m just a sucker for a good bit of advertising.
Come to think of it, I never actually DID get involved in that salsa course, even though it only ran for about a month, and then only weekends. But then, I was pretty busy learning about electronics, so…maybe later. Someday I shall return, and learn about salsa, and it will be the greatest salsa, good enough to stop wars. But…not now.
For now, I’d like to focus on improving air conditioning systems. I think what I truly love about this job right now is that I could go anywhere, at any time. And as temperatures rise in Melbourne, air conditioning becomes more and more in demand, across the land. Just this week I’ve been to fix cooling systems in a university, an office building, another office building, a third office building and a theatre. The most interesting one was the third office building; they apparently manufacture and sell some sort of fire extinguishers, but the place doesn’t seem to be doing so well. I saw a lot of arguments, people yelling, and the tension was incredibly high even when people weren’t talking to each other. So that wasn’t exactly fun, but it was still interesting. I love meeting new people, going to new places…and short of joining the army, electrical engineering was my best chance for it.
I guess the theatre was interesting, but it was full of highly-strung actor types who were stressing over the fact that everyone in the audience would be getting too hot during the performance fixed that little bit of climate control in a jiffy, then had a look at their lighting rig. It’s something new, every day. Like being on a pirate ship.
No, actually it’s nothing like that. Maybe one day I’ll get sick of the variety, join Melbourne’s best air conditioning repair industry for real and specialise in the one thing. But for now, I like moving around. And it gives me the flexibility to work on my salsa.