Got caught smoking – room at uncle’s house had air exchange

When I was growing up, my mom was actually quite strict.

It’s funny to suppose of now, because she has become severely cool in her older age.

However, back then my friend and I weren’t allowed to do much of anything. Of course, my friend and I had curfews, expectations for our grades, plus weekly chores that my friend and I had to perform without receiving anything in return. My good friend and I had to work proper tasks by the age of 15, my friend and I were responsible for ourselves plus our belongings, plus my friend and I were definitely not allowed to partake in anything risky. My mom was obsessed with keeping us from drinking plus smoking, which only made us do it more, but generally, I got away with both activities. But there was one time that I was caught smoking red-handed. We’re at my uncle’s house plus I snuck away to the spare room for a quick smoke. I didn’t realize, in his house the Heating plus A/C system was set up differently than our central heating, cooling, plus ventilation was at home. While my friend and I had one central air return for the entire house located centrally near the thermostat, my uncle had to separate air returns located in every room. The air handling return was generally on the opposite wall from the air vents, so that there was a steady flow of air in plus out of the room when his heating or cooling system ran. Having no idea that there was an air return, I lit up plus enjoyed my smoke. About 10 seconds later, my mom came running into the room plus caught me sitting in the window, with one air vent blocked plus the other wide open. At least my friend and I can joke about my lack of Heating plus A/C proficiency plus disobedience now that I am an adult.
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