Some people are mean drunks… Other people might fall down or giggle a lot. When I am drunk, I get really friendly, if there is somebody at the gathering I don’t know, drunk myself and others will befriend them. I am the life of the gathering socializing and making friends while hammered. I usually end up in the oddest conversations with people too! The most recent gathering I was at, I ended up talking with a potential heating and air conditioning supplier for an hour. He was telling myself and others that he is attempting to be NATE certified, but apparently, NATE certification is a big deal in the heating and air conditioning world. He has to have a ton of in field hours with another certified heating and air conditioning supplier. The certified contractor then signs off that he completed the necessary training hours. It is almost like a free internship that heating and air conditioning system professionals need to do. However next, the guy has to take a few exams in the heating and air conditioning industry. He has to know everything about heating, cooling, heat pumps, air duct and air quality. The guy also could get a special certification in particular areas like boiler service. How neat is that? The guy was telling myself and others how difficult the test is and how much work he has put into the certification. Apparently being certified is worth it though. NATE certified heating and air conditioning workers make more money and work for better heating and air conditioning companies. I now believe that when I need heating and air conditioning repair I will look for NATE certified heating and air conditioning suppliers. I also enjoyed drunk talking to the guy about it, was real interesting to learn about.