Saturday, September 10, 2011

A WEDDING, INSURANCES AND THE HEREAFTER


HALF A WEEK:


A wedding dance! That's an evening 'do', or, celebrating knees up style the rite of passage of the happy couple, which happens after all the rituals of the feeding of the masses and the speeches from the close few. While the hall was being re-arranged for the evening celebrations and dance, dad of the bride proudly gave me a tour of his hi-tech speech prompt, an iPad. 


The bride, with her glorious figure and her dancer's deportment carried herself beautifully. The groom was a classic picture in his dress kilt. The wee flower girls, dressed in white party clothes, must have been fed with 'bounce'. They stole the show. 

In the late evening snack interval, half of the local pipe band rendered high quality traditional entertainment with bagpipes and drum. 

Today's Post: Because I have been a loyal customer, for forty years or more, to reward me for my loyalty, the insurance company are waiving any further premiums on my policy. There is a clause called new provisions and conditions written in insurance-speak. I was meant to pay the premiums up to 2013, except if death intervened a bit earlier. 

Reminder to self to contact the insurers to clarify what it means. Whatever, it is a saving of money. It stays in my purse.

Uncannily, the second letter was marketing funeral cost insurance with a plan called 'Dignity'. I have already covered myself, or rather, sorted out the meeting of costs for those who have to deal with my mortal remains and pay for an appropriate send off for me. However, there was a free pen being offered if you made enquiries. 

One noticeable point about these particular 'Dignity' funeral plan details, the wording was not deviously constructed like another mailshot I received for the same plan from Age UK. the literature was straight to the point. As it should be.

2 comments:

flightplot said...

An interesting mix of subjects for a blog post!
Was the second half of your week as varid? Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Hello Mr F,

This post was about the second half of the week!
xx