Friday, 15 June 2007


My husband has a policy which he pays for just once every year. A salesman (always a man)phones us to announce the payment is due and calls to collect it within a few days. This only happens once a year, but it's far too often for my liking.
This time he phones at 10.45pm, no whiff of an apology for it being so late!
He complained he'd hurt his leg, da deed da, yawn.....
He turned up the next day...three hours late, and his body language was all indicating that he was expecting to walk into the house and given a nice cup of tea.
Not a chance of that, he was a detestible little round man with his tie half done up, greasy hair, and he was all sweaty...ugh!
Wow, I thought, a perfect example of how not to present ones-self.
He apologised for being so late, but his leg hurt so much he thought he'd give it a rest by driving at only 30 miles an hour instead of 60. I'm not sure it was an attempt at humour rather than total stupidity, I wasn't laughing.

This particular insurance company must write their adverts for staff as follows:
Crusty, stupid old men wanted for rural round.
Bad dress sense essential.
Must have no hygiene and display unpleasant facial skin condition.
Essential Quality is the ability to be irritating without even speaking.
No-one with good manners or common sense need apply.
Must have studied the book how to Lose Friends and Infuriate People.


Drunk Mummy said...

Do you think he had gout? Although that wouldn't excuse the bad dress sense, would it?

dulwichmum said...

Ha, ha, ha. You know if I close my eyes you have described our Parish Priest when I was a girl! Those nasty men were not born of women... I think they crawled out from some swamp!

Omega Mum said...

Oh, my God. A job description made in heaven! Send me the details and I'll get Francis to apply. So there are jobs out there...You may be our family saviour, you know. Thanks!

Frog in the Field said...

Drunk Mummy, Gout coudn't posibly be responsible for that much to be wrong with a person!

Dulwich Mum, have you not seen Shrek? He's possitively gorgeous compared to said Insurance 'man'.

Omega Mum....erm...who is Francis?