I was talking to a young woman the other day and she wanted to know if I fixed oil furnaces and air conditioning units. I told her I could, but I seldom took on a task unless they called the apartment and made an appointment. She asked for our corporation card but I had none. I freelanced as a heating and A/C repair person and never said I was a heating and A/C professional. She said she knew someone who told her I was a heating and A/C professional and I wanted to know who told her that, but I didn’t want to sound aggressive. I had heard this before, and she gave me the name and it was one I knew well. I called our sister when I got to the beach apartment and asked her why she was telling people I was a heating and A/C professional? She chuckled and only said that I was. I was one in another lifetime, but I gave it up four years ago. I only worked on heating and A/C systems for our family. I had differences with one of our coworkers, and I was the one who was in trouble. They told me I was a troublemaker and that I had to go, so I left that day. I missed working in a heating and A/C corporation, however this was something I couldn’t help. I couldn’t change that I was a woman, but I could change where I worked. Unluckily, our boss told all the local heating and A/C corporation owners that I was trouble because she took the word of a male heating and A/C professional over me. She said I was flirting and taking all the easy repair tasks by promising I would go out with the men, but I never went through with the promises. I was engaged and didn’t need that kind of gossip and hatred following me around.