My father was always the one who would come home with the wildest of stories.
He told us everything that happened at work, just to make us laugh.
He worked for the local HvAC company. One day he was telling how they sent out the beefiest HVAC tech they had, to work on a furnace. He called with the emergency number on our cell phones. He was having a rough time in the basement. When dad got there, he said he couldn’t help but start laughing so hard that he had tears rolling down his cheeks. The tech was stuck between the furnace and the wall and he couldn’t budge. Apparently his shirt had gotten attached to a nail sticking out of the wall. This was our normal conversation during dinner. Last week, he came home and asked if he had ever told us the story about the HVAC tech who always wore lipstick when fixing an AC unit? We all looked a bit skeptical. We had never heard of a man who wore lipstick and we couldn’t wait for the story. He said that every time they sent this technician out to work on an air conditioning, they had lipstick on. He said the story spread quickly and everyone wanted to see the tech who wore lipstick. He said he was laughing, as always, because he knew who the tech was. When five HVAC techs got out of the service van to ‘help’ the tech, everyone blushed. The HVAC tech with lipstick, was the new female tech they had hired just a couple months earlier.