Popcorn and Dental Implants

I broke a tooth. I’m not a happy camper. It’s not the pain, the tooth was filled long ago and the nerve had lost most sensation. It’s the annoyance and of course, the financial pain is another thing altogether. Over this, I am fretting plenty. Evidently, most dental insurance plans do not cover implants. ItContinue reading “Popcorn and Dental Implants”

The More Detours; the More Geniuses on the Roads

On her first day back at school late last August, after meeting with her fellow teachers and going through umpteen administrative chore my wife was driving home when she was involved in one of those chain-reaction accidents. Fortunately the traffic was heavy and therefore not moving too fast. Nonetheless the car behind my wife wasContinue reading “The More Detours; the More Geniuses on the Roads”

Insurance: It’s not really about you

There must be billions of advertising dollars spent annually by insurance companies, much of it in an attempt to make the company, if not the entire industry, appear caring and kind. They employ either a humorous approach, including Flo on the Progressive ads and those great GEICO spots – some of the best on televisionContinue reading “Insurance: It’s not really about you”

Daily prompt: We live in an accident-free world, but not in a good way

Today’s Daily Prompt calls for posts that a blogger would submit to be featured on the home page of the New York Times. Someone – someone else – must be held accountable for everything Once upon a time there used to be occurrences that were deemed to be accidental; not surprisingly we called them accidents.Continue reading “Daily prompt: We live in an accident-free world, but not in a good way”

We live in an accident-free world, but not in a good way

Someone – someone else – must be held accountable for everything Once upon a time there used to be occurrences that were deemed to be accidental; not surprisingly we called them accidents. They were just part of life and were nobody’s fault. Accidents. But they seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur, asContinue reading “We live in an accident-free world, but not in a good way”

Gerber Life Insurance ad: during age 18 or at age 18?

It could just be me, but I’m always looking out for ways that companies try to mislead potential customers. Since 1967 the Gerber Life Insurance Company has been offering insurance, it is an affiliate of the Gerber Products Company of baby food fame. Recently they have been aggressively advertising their Grow Up Life Insurance plan. Not longContinue reading “Gerber Life Insurance ad: during age 18 or at age 18?”