|How could I say no to this charming insurance salesman?|
(FYI - this is from Double Indemnity, and Barbara Stanwyck has AMAZING SHOES in this movie)
So anyway, after a few people I know had some stuff stolen - something I thought only happened on TV shows! - I buckled down and bought some insurance. It turns out that it's not as expensive as I'd thought - $18 a month - and I was able to set it all up over the internet and phone without having to go into some sort of time-consuming bank type place.
|They did not offer to insure my legs for $1 million, like Betty Grable did.|
Not sure why. Maybe my swimsuit wasn't cute enough?
Anyway, in the course of purchasing insurance, I realized that I own nothing of value. OK, OK, I own a laptop and a bike. And a cheapy digital camera, and my beloved ebook reader. Someone could try and steal my 10,000-lb old-timey TV set, but good luck carrying it. Anyway, if these things were stolen, they could all be replaced for maybe $2000 total.
I'm covered by insurance now for like up to $30,000 or something. I really don't think that the sum of my belongings is that much, like at all. The friendly phone agent was telling me about extra stuff I could get for jewellery and things, but honestly? My jewellery "collection" is all fakey costume jewellery from like, Ardene. The sum total of my jewellery collection might be... $50. If someone broke into my house and stole it, they would not get any money for any of it. Honestly.
|I have most of the jewellery being modelled here by Audrey Hepburn.|
However, got them at buy 1, get 1 for $10!
So, whatevs. I'm insured now, which makes me feel more relieved that I used to. Now, instead of running back in to make sure the oven is turned off six times before leaving the house, I don't go back and check at all! If my apartment burns down, I will get lots of free money because my belongings don't cost as much as my insurance policy is for.
Maybe it doesn't work that way. I don't know. But I like my cheapy thrifty apartment lifestyle, and it's kind of reassuring to know even if somebody broke in, they wouldn't have anything to take, really.
|Cat burglar Barbie is like, "Why did I waste my time coming into this apartment? Ooh, look at that cute Australian dress. I almost got it on eBay until someone outbid me!"|