I am getting paranoid

My dad talked me into going to a flea market with him on one of the hottest days of the year and most of the booths did not have air condition. We spent hours walking around looking at other people’s junk with a heat index over 120. Every once in a while I would hear the hum of a window air conditioner and I would make a B-line for that booth. I would feign interest in whatever they were selling for as long as I could fake it or until Dad  started wondering towards another booth. By the end of the day, I noticed that even Dad was gravitating towards the air conditioned booths. We certainly made more purchases from air cooled venders than we did from non air conditioned ones. Even if we did buy a lot of stuff we didn’t need. I noticed that most of our purchases were things to make me cooler. Either now or in the future. I bought a lot of frozen drinks, fans, and new filters for our HVAC at home. When we finally got home, we crashed in front of the air conditioner vent with a cold iced root beer and cooled off.  Unfortunately, dad didn’t find what he was looking for despite all the hours in the sun. I told him that next weekend, we would go to real brick-and-mortar shops to find it. I know we spent all the money he thought he would save buying junk we didn’t need at the flea market. At least brick-and-mortar places will be air conditioned, cool, and comfortable.

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