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Since my wife and I retired from work, we have spent our summertime in Bay Area, not in Taipei, almost every year. Therefore, we had left all our air conditioners unplugged and never plugged in again even when we came back. Due to long-time being idle and lacking maintenance, some of them are not adequately functioning now. ( The remotes are gone.) We decided to replace the unworking sets with new ones so as to survive the hot and sultry summer this year in Taipei.
Previously, I pledged myself to buy a Gree for our next air conditioner. When we were in the agency store the other day, the agent strongly disapproved of my idea for the sake of uncertain after-sale service Gree may provide mainly because it does not have its own production here in Taiwan. My wife was persuaded and finally I succumbed. At last I agreed to buy some local brands (actually they all originated from Jap products) instead.
When two technicians came to our place to install the new air conditioners yesterday, they found there had been a medium-sized beehive long nestled down on a vacant space where the old appliance was set. You know, I hate to do unnecessary killing, so I told the guys not to hurt those bees. One of the technicians said it is not a hornet nest, so we can use some mild insectcide to dispel the bees away and then destroy their "home". We did it.
Sorry, Ms Dong(董明珠, chairwoman of 格力), may be next time, I promise. Sorry those homeless bees, please build a new home of your own again. Good luck!
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