Opening one of the envelopes in the mail the postman had put through my letter box yesterday I came across this from the insurance company which deals with my car insurance - headed Birthday Offer, (although it`s not my birthday for another 48 days) I thought, Oh, what are they going to give me or treat me to.
We understand how, with time life insurance becomes more expensive and difficult to get. So we`re delighted to offer you an easy opportunity to get more value for money, provided you apply before your 57th. birthday. ....it can provide your loved ones with a guaranteed cash sum on your death from any cause........"
I felt quite depressed by the time I`d finished reading it all - not because they weren`t actually giving me a birthday gift, but (although I know a lot of people do unfortunately die young), I felt that to suggest that I should think about death as something for a birthday offer was unfeeling. At my birthday, I would be thinking of celebrating and remembering happy times, not looking and thinking of what could happen in the future.
Needless to say, I shan`t be accepting their offer!