I just blew off a sales rep

My insurance company has been pestering me lately with offers for this and that. So far I’ve shrugged them off but they keep calling.


Last night I frankly told one of them that it wasn’t a good time right now. She apologised and I hung up. This morning I had another call (onto my mobile, rather than landline so obviously pulling out all stops) and I again reiterated the ‘not a good time right now scenario.


I said that there was a family health crisis and I’d appreciate not being called again. And then he flabbergasted me by asking when was a good time to call for these amazing offers.


It’s like nobody listened to the words coming out of my mouth. I actually said “My brother is terminally ill and I can’t focus on anything else for a few months.”

He pushed and pushed for a better time to call me.


So I told him that I’d be happy to give him a date but, alas, even my brother’s doctors couldn’t give a precise date for dying so I was unfortunately otherwise distracted until that nebulous time.


And I added, “I will be sure to call you once he’s dead, though. Count on it; can’t miss out on these bargains!”.


Looking back, I am surprised. I am still apparently in the ‘anger’ stage of grieving. I would have thought that acceptance was a more appropriate stage right now. I DO accept it but I am so angry all of the time.

(Example: I have to cook tonight for the SES meeting. I need to be with my brother overnight so his sick wife can get some sleep and I resent prior obligations. I will do it but I am doing it quick and easy and when my husband asked about dessert, my response was that they didn’t deserve dessert.)


I can’t somehow wrap my mind around the fact that he is dying through random chance/fate/call it whatever the fuck you want, when there are so many, many useless contributors to society out there. It makes me a fairly shitty person t deal with right now.






About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.
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