Friday, January 18, 2008

Corporations Say The Darndest Things

So, I got this letter from my mortgage company trying to sell me insurance that'll cover my mortgage payments if I get hit by a bus. Which I'm not accepting, because, screw it, let my next of kin sell the damned house. But there's this one sentence, in bold, that I can't stop staring at:

Don't wish for accidental death protection when it's too late -- Send in your enrollment form today!

OK, never mind the dubious grammar with the dash and all. Does anybody but me see a really weird logical error there?

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  1. Uh, how do you wish for something when you are dead?

    Do not buy it by any means. Money down the drain.

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  2. Yep, you win the "spot that logical weirdness" award. :)

    I suppose it might be useful for people who have dependents living with them, but it's not like the cats are going to go on living here by themselves after I kick it and worrying about how to pay the mortgage.

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  3. Yeah, they must mean like the wife or husband wishing they had it if the other dies, but honestly this made me laugh for like 2 minutes :)

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  4. I'm glad the thought of my possible accidental death amuses you. ;)

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  5. What is life without death?

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  6. Life? Don't talk to me about life. Pardon me for breathing, which I don't do anyway, so I don't know why I talk about it. Oh, God, I'm so depressed.

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  7. What is life without death?

    Long. :)

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