We live about a mile away from Mennonites however I have never imagined how weird their lifestyle is; I see them in neighborhood once a while buying stuff however that’s just about it, our school has a program dedicated to reading weird cultures & why some have stayed the same for centuries, and this year, it was our class’s time to experience the difference.
I was overcome with excitement & our parents tried to help me keep our cool & command me on what to do & what not to do during the trip, however part of being there involved spending the evening & joining the community in their day-to-day activities.
On the day of the visit, culture shock hit me right from the edge of townâ€¦ Large strips of land with so much crop grown all over, everyone seems to have duty & they sync in well with the rest.The greatest shock came when all of us had to settle in for the eveningâ€¦ Although I did not expect to see any indoor air cleaning system, I did not see a lot of other things such as an oil heater, gas furnace, or any kind of temperature control features. The only heating devices available were wood stoves & coal. Amazingly they were quite efficient that I forgot about the electric furnace & radiant furnaces I see back home, but with this straight-forward life, they hardly need reps around, no boiler service to worry about, no cooling install & of course, not a heating business in sight. I thought almost everyone needed a maintained filter to get quality AC repair however no, the mennonites were doing just fineâ€¦ My quest to suppose more about Heating & A/C to educate them about it was all in vain. What an experience!