Mr Babbler - This house has air conditioning, right?Me - I think so. I'm sure it does. Wait a minute. It does have air conditioning, right? It must. I'm sure it does.
Mr Babbler - It must, but I haven't ever seen the unit. It would have to be down the other side of the house.*
Me - Really, we couldn't have been that stupid, right? We didn't buy this house without checking to make sure that it had air conditioning?!
[Panicky moment of finding the listing sheet.]
Me - The listing says it has air conditioning. Perhaps I'd better go and check though.
[I leave the house and head to the front yard where I stuff my head under my neighbour's fence.]
Me - Yes, we have an air conditioner sighting.
Hmm... thank goodness this appears to be one time where stupidity was rewarded.
*This does make sense as our house has a strange layout. Because of the way our garage attaches to our house at the back, the two feet that belong to our property on the the side of the house with the garage are in the neighbour's yard. Those two feet would be useless to us as it would be a strip of land that we would never use because it would be a brick wall from one end of the house to the other and wouldn't be accessible from the rest of the yard. In exchange, we get the extra two feet from our neighbours on the other side. If that makes any sense.