I tend to be verbose when sharing the backstory to my one-liner. That’s because I fear that the point will be missed if not wrapped in context. However, today I think I can move right along. There are some things that everyone understands. One of those things is dealing with insurance companies.
Recently, I found myself in a protracted argument with one of these institutions. This company has no problem reaching to our checking account and taking their premium, but when I needed information, they gave me a week’s long runaround and then put me in a queue to have the information I requested mailed to me “within 10 business days.”
I was relating this story, with more detail, names and dates included, to my buddy at the bar. He worked for an insurance company before retiring and he reminded me that I did, too. His comment to me was:
“It’s like wrestling a bear, you know you’re going to lose, it’s just a question of how bloody you want to be when you eventually give up.”
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.