15 Dec 2011
A FUNERAL INSURANCE ?
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
I have read somewhere that some people have no sense for black humor and that you have to specify that you are only joking. They take everything very seriously. So it would be a pity that some of my readers would be under shock after reading my post ! Since I am blogging I have noticed that when some Bloggers make a joke about you they add "just kidding" to be sure that they are not taken for a bad person.
This morning when I opened our News paper online, a pop up jumped into my face asking me to take an insurance for my funerals ! "You can help protect your loved ones from the potential financial burden of paying for your funeral costs" and ".With guaranteed acceptance and no complicated forms or medical tests required". Medical test ? Are they afraid I wouldn't pay long enough to be profitable ?
It's very interesting ! You pay € 26,87 (why eighty seven ??) (35,02 $) each month during 15 years and then you get 4.750 € (6133 $) to pay your funeral. Unfortunately they don't say what happens if you live longer than 15 years. Do you get the money and you can enjoy a cruise then it would be an investment. But a rather bad one, because you can't even buy a new car with that money. Then it's better to take a life insurance for 15 years instead of a funeral insurance. At least I think so. Life insurance also sounds and looks better in your files.
Now honnestly I have never thought about who would pay for my funerals. I know that dying is very expensive, sometimes like a wedding it depends, but I have no intention to give a big party when I go to heaven or hell. I think with all the taxes we pay, the city can take care of my funerals and incinerate or burry me wherever they want to. This would safe me money and my "beloved once" too.
Insurances are very creative in inventing things to insure ! From your beautiful legs to a multiple birth ( 3 babies instead of one) you have the choice and can take your precautions.
But back to my funerals ! I don't take an insurance and I don't want my "beloved once" to pay. I herewith leave my last will :
The city or the government have to pay ! I have payed and still pay enough for all kind of taxes and legal insurances. I don't care if I look at the flower roots from a beautiful coffin which costs as much as a car, (or nearly) or if my ashes are thrown all over the Royal Park. I could also join the Waterloo battle field to have some company it's just around the corner.
I wanted a burrial service, he preferred cremation, so I
decided to compromise and have him clambaked.