When I go out somewhere with friends, coworkers or family, I have few expectations as far as the waiting staff, food and overall atmosphere goes. As long as the food is edible, the servers are halfway decent and the dining room is comfortable, I’m open to anything and generally forgiving. However, I had a hard time excusing the terrible air quality inside this one coffee shop I went to last week with a coworker of mine. The air felt thick with moisture, but with zero air circulation and no air conditioning to speak of. It was worse than a sauna in there, because people were expected to get work done in such awful and uncomfortable conditions! After being in this coffee shop for about ten minutes, I finally had to say something. When we reached the front counter to order our drinks, I stopped the barista to ask about the poor indoor air quality. With a deep sigh, she explained that the central A/C system has been acting out, and hasn’t been running all morning. Those poor people! All day long, the air has been growing more stagnant, humid and now began to smell like trash that needed to be taken out. I asked if there was anything I could do to help, and while she appreciated the offer, the heating and air conditioning repair technician was already on his way. Hopefully when we go back next week, they’ll have fixed the A/C system!