So when the HVAC technician came for the heating maintenance on the gas furnace, I gave him the bonus
There was just so much good about my parents. When I think back about that pair of people, I realize just how lucky I am to have had all that time with them. So it dawned on me that maybe I would reinstitute a favorite holiday tradition of my parents. And I started with the HVAC technician. Since we moved to this are some fifteen years ago, we’ve only had one HVAC company. They were so great from the jump that it seemed silly to even look and compare when it came to other HVAC professionals. From the beginning, we joined the HVAC service plan. To do anything else just seemed foolish. The HVAC service plan entitled us to HVAC maintenance in the fall and in the spring. We also were covered if there was any sort of HVAC breakdown. As part of the HVAC service plan, we only have to pay for parts if something goes awry. The HVAC company picks up the service charge. When we set the date for this years heating maintenance, I decided then that we’d do what my parents always did. They made sure that they always offered a holiday bonus to all the service people who helped us out. Even though they didn’t have much money, they always paid it forward. So when the HVAC technician came for the heating maintenance on the gas furnace, I gave him the bonus. The HVAC professional initially tried to refuse it but I explained that this was a way for me to honor my parents. He got it and promised to pay it forward himself.