I told her that next weekend, we would go to real brick-and-mortar shops to find it
My mom talked me into going to a flea market with her on one of the hottest days of the year and most of the booths did not have air conditioning. We spent hours walking around looking at other peoples’ junk with a heat index over 120. Every once in a while I would hear the hum of a window air conditioner and I would make a B-line for that booth. I would feign interest in whatever they were selling for as long as I could fake it or until Mom started wondering towards another booth. By the end of the day, I noticed that even Mom was gravitating towards the air conditioned booths. Both of us definitely made more purchases from air cooled venders than we did from non cooled ones, even if we did buy a lot of stuff we didn’t need. I noticed that most of my purchases were things to make me cooler; either now or in the future. I bought a lot of frozen drinks, fans, and new filters for my air conditioner at home. When we finally got home, both Mom and I crashed in front of the air conditioner vent with a cold iced tea and cooled off. Unfortunately, my mom didn’t find what she was looking for despite all the hours in the sun. I told her that next weekend, we would go to real brick-and-mortar shops to find it. I think we spent all the money she thought she would save buying junk we didn’t need at the flea market. At least brick-and-mortar places will be air conditioned, cool, and comfortable.