Airy and I continued talking so that I could write its memoir, while we walked along the beach of Brighton. It’s been an odd experience, interviewing an air conditioner, but it’s certainly been an enlightening one. I’ve learned so much about air conditioning culture, more than I even knew there was to learn.
Today I thought I’d ask Airy about health. “How do you keep in good shape?” I asked, looking across the beach. “It’s well known that air conditioners usually get replaced if they start to deteriorate, so it must be pretty important.”
“It is,” Airy said, “you’re absolutely right. I try to get out and be active when I can, usually whenever the people of my household are also out. Physical activity is actually pretty easy. But we shouldn’t underestimate the importance of mental health, especially as an air conditioner. You live in constant fear of being replaced by a newer model, even if you do keep in good shape.”
“How do you deal with such stresses, then?” I asked.
Airy took a long, drawn-out breath of ocean-air. “Personally, I’ve been using Melbourne hyperbaric oxygen therapies for years now. I find it really helps to clear out my filters and leaves me with a clear mind. It’s a popular practice for a lot of air conditioners.”
“Well, I try to socialise with other air conditioners when I can. It’s important to talk to your own kind, especially when you live with humans. Ducted systems have it particularly hard since they’re generally the only air conditioner in the house.”
Airy and I continued to walk along the beach, talking about all sorts of air conditioning-related things. Did you know that most air conditioners really enjoy watching sports? Airy is a big fan of American ice hockey and its favourite team is the Wyoming Coolers.
That’s all I have time to post today, but suffice it to say that Airy’s memoir is going really well!