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The Shawnee News-Star
  • A never ending cycle of absurdity

  • I can barely stand paying hundreds of dollars per month for a “just in case moment,” but insurance is definitely a necessary evil.
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  • I can barely stand paying hundreds of dollars per month for a “just in case moment,” but insurance is definitely a necessary evil.
    Opening up the discussion places me at very high risk of stepping inside an infinite spinning wheel surrounded by political debate that is fueled with supposed answers packaged with who’s to blame. However, I simply want to vent a little about the absurdity that has become normal life for all of us.
    I would say the least annoying and the one’s that get it right are the car insurance companies.
    Take away the bombardment of TV commercials letting us know in as little as 7.5 to 15 minutes we could save crazy amounts of money while paying for something that hopefully never happens is pretty much the only annoying thing these guys do. Unless, of course, if that “something” that you are paying for actually does happen and you need the services. For the most part you pay the bill and never hear from them again.
    I think the most annoying insurance might possibly be antivirus software.
    First you purchase the computer. Next you need to purchase some software to add to your computer to protect it from bad viruses that could potentially harm your computer, expose personal information to bad people that sit in dark shadowy rooms and buy elaborate toys and gifts using stolen credit cards, or viruses that cause extremely annoying pop-ups. Then you are constantly reminded that you need to update said software in order to keep up with those annoying viruses. Constantly reminded with emails, and yes, pop-ups…so you can prevent pop-ups. Ugh…
    I’m seriously considering collecting huge amounts of antibiotics (don’t get me started on health insurance), moving to a remote island with no room for a car, tossing my cell phone in the ocean on my way, and leaving my computer behind. Who’s with me?
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    James Bridges is the advertising director for The Shawnee News-Star.

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