Martha, Jim, and I were all on the phone together to discuss some issues that had arisen at work.
I felt optimistic about the future because of how far we’d come.
But my pal and I were having trouble with shipping. Some of the shipments were getting damaged while in transit, which was costing us money. My friend and I had to discuss the best way to ship the packages so that we wouldn’t disappoint our customers, but Jim suggested that we use a more expensive method of shipping in order to reduce the number of returns and customer complaints. To ensure they arrived in good shape, my friend and I decided to charge a little more. While chatting with a friend, I noticed that both Martha and Jim were decked out in outerwear despite being inside. When I asked why the heater wasn’t running, they said it had broken down earlier in the day. They knew it was time to replace the condo’s furnace because it had been there for nearly two decades. Jim mentioned that their energy costs had been going down, so they needed to figure out how to upgrade the old unit. It wasn’t the best time to buy a new machine because winter had just begun. We were quickly approaching the onset of spring and then summer. They could have saved a ton of money by purchasing a brand new furnace at that time and installing it in their condo. Meanwhile, the space boilers they ordered online with guaranteed next-day delivery were on the way. Since there wasn’t much of winter left, space boilers were sufficient for heating the building.