It sounds sort of silly to say this, but I have actually never had brand new furniture. The prices for couches and chairs are always so outrageous, and all throughout college, I never had enough money to afford it. Additionally, I had so much credit card debt when I was younger that I couldn’t even get on one of those payment plans that furniture stores offer. I always got used furniture, either handed down from family and friends, or purchased at a steep discount from a secondhand store. Now that I have finally graduated and gotten a good paying job, I am finally in the position to buy my first brand new furniture set. I was so excited for my new couch and loveseat to arrive, and I spent all morning cleaning the living room. About ten minutes into my cleaning, however, I started sweating. I thought that I had turned the air conditioner on, but there didn’t seem to be any cool air coming through the air vents. I walked over to the thermostat, made a few adjustments, and kept on cleaning. A few minutes later, I still couldn’t notice any change in temperature. I had just picked up the phone to call my HVAC technician for help when the doorbell rang. The delivery men were here early to deliver the furniture! They had to carry my couch and loveseat up two flights of stairs into my apartment, sweating the entire time. I felt so bad that the air conditioning wasn’t working, and apologized over and over. I wish that I would have noticed that my air conditioner was malfunctioning before I had delivery men moving heavy items up stairs and into my apartment!