Is there anything as f**king arbitrary in this country as car insurance. Usual bullshit quote which is 41% above last year due to
A) slamming into two parked Mercs while drunk
B) accidentally throwing a lit match into my petrol tank, or
C) because some guy in a broker’s office asked the bloke beside him to think of a number between 500 and 1,000.
Yes - it’s C
Tomorrow the charade will continue when I ring the f*****s in foul humour … and will eventually get through after 24 mins and being told my call is being recorded for quality purposes they say - but more likely to prevent the air turning blue.
You will go through the policy details with either a smart arse or else someone who no more wants to be on that end of the phone than you do this end.
There will be much mumbling of increased costs and payouts whereupon you will ask are you the only gobshite that didn’t crash last year.
You will then be put on hold while he/she has a right laugh with their workmates, imitating your last argument … "he says ‘did i kill someone without knowing?’ … and then they’ll come back with the good news that your quote can come down €20 … which is now only €230 more than last year.
You will feel you are getting a real bargain here and snap it up, leaving the insurance industry people laughing all the way to the Leeds.
Insurance is an inexact and unsure business except for the one sure thing … they will f**k you to the Nth degree every single year …