Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Why I Might Live Forever
I know I'm going to live forever, and here is the proof.
Several times a month, I get them in the mail.
I get them from my credit union. From my other credit union. From AAA. From AARP.
"Statement of Acceptance We Invite You to Apply Today!" one says.
One even enclosed a free "Family Keepsake". It was a little pamphlet with facts that I could write down. Facts that could help the person charged with writing my eulogy.
Yes. All of these mailings are solicitations for life insurance.
They must think I am going to live forever.
At the very least, they must figure I'm not going to die anytime soon. I imagine they wouldn't make much of a profit if I did. And, if I never died, they would probably make a whole pile of money. One of these solicitations offered "term life" for only (only!) $158.50 a month.
One of the recent solicitations admitted I was going to die, because the insurance was for "final expenses". And they don't mean chocolate I will take into the afterlife, either.
I can remember this, going back years, many years. I remember my father, entering his "golden years", getting constant life insurance solicitations in the mail. There must be something about becoming a senior citizen (some would consider me one, already, at the advanced age of 62) that triggers these mailings.
But maybe they know something I don't know. In that sense, it's reassuring.
Perhaps I'll start worrying when the mailings stop.
Do you get these mailings, too?