She had people trying to figure out the mystery who were on the other side of the world
My husband told me to come with something that would help bring new customers to our HVAC company. I told him we needed a scavenger hunt that ended with someone getting a new HVAC system, but he said that was too gimmicky. He didn’t like the idea. She talked about a contest where people could help solve a mystery. She wrote a story that was more of a mystery book than anything. People had to do a lot of research on HVAC systems if they wanted to solve the mystery. Someone would win an HVAC system if they were the first to solve the mystery of the air conditioning unit. Mom put a lot of work into the story she wrote and then posted on dad’s HVAC website. She talked about the possibility of a haunting and then made it sound like it was a bad component in the AC unit. The first person to solve the mystery won the game. The contest ran for nearly two months before anyone came up with the right answer. It was also the first time I realized how strongly the internet wove into everyone’s lives. She had people trying to figure out the mystery who were on the other side of the world. I asked how dad was going to deliver the HVAC system to someone that was thousands of miles away. He said he would need to do a lot of fancy talking to other HVAC companies. Knowing my dad, you could live in the Arctic, and he would find someway to get the proffered HVAC system to the winner.