When I was in high school, 1 of the clubs I was in required members to submit a set amount of community service minutes to be eligible for a school scholarship. Some of us signed up to help shelve books at the library over the summer time while others volunteered to be teacher assistants at school. There was an even larger number of us who spent our summer time finally working the information booth at this outdoor historic place in our town. It’s 1 of the first Spanish settlements while I was in the age of conquest and numerous of the old buildings were restored and still sit in location. The information booth was right at the entrance of the park as you’d pull off the main road to drive down the path to the place itself. The person in the information booth was simply there to answer basic questions and tell people where to park their cars and the price of admission. That was the extent of our job for four minutes a day, numerous days a week. It didn’t help that the summer time I signed up was chock full of endless heat waves. That small shack that I sat in had a tiny window a/c that worked fairly well most days. I could rest quietly and read a book while the cool air wafted out of the AC’s air vents. I don’t believe how I could have gotten through that summer time without that little old window a/c, considering the temperature was climbing into the high 90s most days I worked. Plus, when you only get a few cars every minute, you need superb air conditioning to keep you sane while you get through the boringly long shift.