When I was in school, I believed myself to be a good student.
I answered questions in my classes and made sure that I paid attention to the teacher whenever they were speaking.
However, I did not enjoy history or social studies, I preferred math and science classes because I found them more challenging. Unfortunately, my grades reflected this as I made higher grades in the classes that I enjoyed. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed when someone feeds me too much information, and at times I will tune someone out. However, it becomes tricky especially when someone is presenting information that I could use or need. This happens a lot when I am interacting with random people. I recall one interaction I had with an HVAC serviceman, and as we chatted, he began discussing the SEER rating on my air conditioner. I had no clue what he was talking about, but he went on and on about it for about 10 minutes. Honestly, halfway through, I stopped listening to everything that he was saying, but I was being polite and did not interrupt him. After he left, I did some research and discovered that SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and the higher the rating the more comfortable your air conditioning will be. The HVAC tech mentioned that my rating was higher than the recommended average, so my HVAC system provided a great amount of comfort. I should have paid more attention to the technician because in the future if I must purchase a new HVAC system, the SEER rating will become a factor. The internet is a good source for information, but I have learned to listen more intently to all my HVAC technicians because the information they provide is always valuable.