All of the stings still hurt a lot and I didn’t have anything for the pain.
In my line of work, a lot of strange and odd things occur every day. I have been out to repair someone’s air conditioner and they answered the door wearing nothing except a bikini top. I did ask the gentleman to put on more clothing if he wanted me to repair the air conditioner. I have had a number of clients ask me to leave in the middle of a job, just because they were unsatisfied with the price. I came across a problem this week that rarely occurs and I was surprised so late in the season. It’s getting very cold outside and I rarely see any kind of bees, wasps, or hornets. I was performing an end-of-season tune-up on an air conditioner, when I ran into a very large nest of wasps. I didn’t hear any noise coming from the nest, even when the air conditioner was off. The nest of wasps surprised me and I got stung 12 times. I started yelling and screaming and I probably scared the customer. Thankfully I am not allergic to any kind of bee or wasp. All of the stings still hurt a lot and I didn’t have anything for the pain. I had to leave the customers residence and drive to the drugstore to buy something to put on all of the stings. I was gone for almost an hour, but the customer didn’t complain even once. I think she was just happy to see me come back and fix the air conditioner. That was one of the worst experiences that I have ever had in my six years of HVAC repair work.