Today was the day to pay my next six months auto insurance premium. Five
hundred and three dollars with a company who shall remain nameless (21st
Just for grins, I called another insurance company at random (State Farm). I
gave them the particulars for the exact same coverage contemplated with the,
as it turns out, high-priced spread.
Mumble-mumble, carry the three, ah, she has it. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE
I was already sitting, but I sat down anyway. My chin dropped. I started to
fidget. Three hundred and fifty-eight dollars cheaper! I gripped the 'phone
harder. I crossed my fingers and lit a candle.
"Are you just estimating or is this a firm quote?" I inquired. She assured
me the quote was graven in granite.
It won't be a surprise to anyone what happened next. I'm not trying to get
into the merits or prices of individual companies and I'm not looking to
find out what anyone else pays. The simple point is: It is often a prize to