I had gone five years separate from taking a single getaway from work.
My supplier changed its policies right before I took our position plus restricted paid time off to employees that had been with the supplier for five or more years. Living paycheck to paycheck makes taking a holiday on our own dime completely out of the question. So by the time I was ready to request our first PTO getaway, I was brimming with excitement. One of our friends from university had talked to me at length regarding the several of us taking a cross-country road trip. The two of us hadn’t seen each other in years plus it was something the people I was with and I discussed doing in university at length a number of times. At last the people I was with and I had the money plus the ability to take paid time off from our supervisors. He flew in from a few states north of our location, plus the people I was with and I planned to take our old SUV for the trip. I thought the mechanic had checked everything in his inspection, but obviously he overlooked the air conditioner. The two of us were on afternoon several of our trip when the air conditioner suddenly quit working. Before I could sort our thoughts, I panicked. I started looking on our PC for nearby mechanics, deciding to stop early in Nashville instead of Memphis care about the people I was with and I had hoped. Unfortunately, our air conditioner compressor was broken. I was hoping that it was simply low on coolant, because that’s a cheap plus easy fix. Neither one of us had enough money for the repairs, so that meant taking the vehicle the rest of the way separate from air conditioning system. The two of us still had a fun trip, but I’d be lying if I said the people I was with and I weren’t miserably hot the entire time after the air conditioner stopped working.