When it comes to HVAC repairs, I am one of the best service technicians in the whole state. I’m probably one of the best technicians in the entire country, but there is no way for me to prove that. Last year I went to a conference for all of the top local technicians that show promise. Each manager was only allowed to send one representative from the company to the conference. My boss chose me and there are a couple of guys that actually have more experience. You know that gave me a really big head and lots of bragging rights. I learned a lot of information at the seminar and there was a test of skills and knowledge during the week-long workshop. I scored the highest of any person in the competition and I won a $500 Visa gift card. I went home with the gift card and my wife was very impressed. She did warn me not to get cocky. She believed that my co-workers would be very upset if they thought I was acting like a and I knew that she was right. I didn’t want to make anyone feel bad, just because I was feeling good. When I went back to work on Monday, the boss called me up to the front of the room and told all of my co-workers that they should strive to be as good as me. It made me feel like a million bucks, but I could tell by the faces in the crowd that other people felt like $0.02 and that didn’t make me feel very good.