Friday, March 17, 2017
Door to door
The subject came up about folks knocking on doors, and I thought of the door to door salesman. Not many of them (if any) anymore. We don’t seem to have the time to see a vacuum cleaner demonstration or hear of a ‘new’ life insurance policy. I remember times my mama took the time to talk to a salesman, even offer him coffee.
Our family like most families of the 40-50's era had what was called nickel and dime insurance policies. The insurance man actually came around weekly to collect the thirty cents, on three policies. They hung behind the living room door and most of the time the three dimes (or what weekly amt was req) was in the envelope the little record was kept in. The Ins man initialed each one every week.
Sherry and I still have the ‘paid up policies’ for $250 put back for burial or whatever would be needed at death. Funny $250 would bury a person then. (But then a new Chevrolet was $1900)
Our auto Ins has been going up a little every year and I thought it was time to compare amounts. Allstate must have been ‘reading our mail’ because I received an e-mail offering a quote on auto ins. So I did.
The quotes looked good. Sherry wanted to know if we had to go to the insurance office. I hadn’t even looked at an address. It was down near Miami, SURELY NOT!
No that would not be necessary…etc. I then took time to compare the policies. The reason we would save $300 a year was LESS coverage. If they added the coverage we have, the cost was nearly the same. So I e-mailed Allstate and said thanks for your time, but we will stick with State Farm for the present.
Does anyone go to offices anymore? We had to pull teeth (just about) to find out where we could pay our utilities, here and back in NC.
Son Mark now drives for UBER and has NEVER even talked to anyone from UBER, even over the phone. Everything was handled by text or e-mail. That is hard for an OLD MAN like me to wrap my mind around.
Then again, there are a lot of things it is hard to wrap my mind around at this time of my life.