wow it got hot!

My friends as well as myself often go to this tourist trap about two hours from town. All of us made a habit of going here as a group every Winter Break, just so we could all catch up on lost time as well as have some old fashioned, goofy fun. Most of the tourist attractions are concentrated along a couple of streets in the village, additionally, there are 50-60 shops where people sell novelty hats, gifts, food, snacks, as well as coffee mugs, but aside from the usual draws, I regularly enjoy going to see this guy in the alley who is a street magician. This year, however I couldn’t find him in his usual street spot, but I found out he was hired by a local man who offered him full time work in one of the shops! When I went into the store where he supposedly worked, I didn’t see him there at first. When I looked closer, I spotted him wearing this hyper-realistic latex mask. When I saw him, he recognized me right away and then tore his “face” off to greet me! He was now running a magic shop, as well as performing tricks for tourists to draw them in. It was so nice to see him with a grown-up’s job, but I couldn’t help and notice how warm it was in the shop. My magician friend could tell that I noticed the warmth, too. He also said he hated how warm his shop was, but he’d mentioned it a few times to his landlord, but the guy says the old building is too cramped and tiny to do anything besides set up a box fan. Adding a central HVAC was not possible. I felt really terrible for him, even though he said not to feel too terrible because he still works at night on the street, where the air is quite cool and the tips are so much better! I told him he should consider getting a portable A/C for the shop if he can’t do anything about a central air unit. He dismissed it at first, but then I could tell it sounded pretty enticing to him after the fact. Who knows, maybe next year I’ll find his shop as well as be much cooler.

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