February 23, 2004

Ubiquitous Reminders

Since the passing of my brother, Mrs H has been emphasising our need for life insurance. She realises that I could go at any time, a fact that doesn't really need reinforcement in my mind. After shopping around on the internet, we found what seems to be a reasonable premium for a modest payout, but they wouldn't take our order online, apparently due to some of our answers to the health questions.

After a couple of gentle reminders from Mrs H, anticipating the possiblity of being left high and dry at any moment, I rang up the insurance company, only to be put on hold while they retrieved our internet application. To take my mind off the wait, I was provided with a little easy listening music.

No sooner had I been left holding the phone when the crooning voice of Frank Sinatra gentle reminded me:

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.

It was a just a bit unnerving.

Posted by david at February 23, 2004 10:53 PM | TrackBack

I sincerely hope that you have got life cover for Mrs H too ? A recent survey showed the cost of replacing the work a wife and mother does for the home and family to cost approx **30K** UK pounds per annum.........
Elizabeth (pondering her ironing heap in the kitchen!)

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 24, 2004 12:06 PM

Yes, that is the plan. We have valued her life as much as we have valued mine.

Posted by: David Holford at February 24, 2004 05:22 PM

Maybe the insurance company were giving you a hint.

Posted by: Emma at February 28, 2004 09:09 AM