Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I've been immersed in school. I think I mentioned it before, but I'm working on finishing a degree majoring in Political Science with a minor in American History. It's kept me submerged in books, papers, highlighters and post it notes.
In the middle of all of this, and since this is finals week, I've had little time to do anything. But you see, I had to do something. It seemed simple enough. All I had to do was make two phone calls. One to cancel my MSN service, that I haven't used in a year, and one to clarify a clause in a new life insurance policy for accidental death.
All in all it took me a FULL FREAKING DAY to accomplish these two seemingly simple tasks.
I tried to tackle canceling MSN first. One phone call at most right? It seems canceling MSN is about as easy as finding the interest rate on your credit card statement. It took me nearly an hour and a half and SEVEN different people to have them click a damn button to cancel my service.
My last words to them, actually I think I used these exact words four times with four different people, "Just CANCEL MY BLEEP BLEEPING SERVICE!"
Finally when that was done I called the life insurance company to clarify this clause under exclusions:
"Will not pay if the insured person is under the influence of any excitant, depressant, hallucinogen, narcotic; or any other drug or intoxicant."
Alrighty then. The simple question was if this policy is nullified by my medicinal regimen. Easy enough, right? Apparently NOT! I take excitants for ADD, I take depressants for anxiety, I take hallucinogens (technically a hypnotic) to sleep, and see that little clause "ANY OTHER DRUG?" Yeah, see what I mean?
Six and three-quarters of an hour later I had an answer. I went through EIGHT departments and finally ended up with the head underwriter.
It appears that they left out a pretty important clause in my contract that states if I'm under the influence of any of these medications and they are the determined CAUSE of the accident, the policy won't pay. Since I'm taking all of my meds as prescribed I am indeed covered.
Yeah, I'm canceling the policy. If they can't even answer a simple question in less than 15 minutes with the help of one person I've kinda lost faith that they'll pay in the event of an accidental death. Bastards!
And MSN....suck it!
As for finals I have three essays to revise, three more to write and four exams. Again, I'm not sure what I was thinking.
Oh yeah. Thanksgiving, how could I forget? Here's a few of my favorite pics from the holiday! Who am I kidding? I have a HUGE family and being kind of a camera whore...I have a little more than a "few" pics.
|Madeleine and CoCo|
|Tyson and Michelle|
|Me and Sara|
|Me and Nikki|
|Me and Jake|
|Michael and Baby Jax|
|Josiah, Anna-Grace, Aiden, CoCo and Madeleine|
|Karli, Jax and Jakob|
|Karli and Michelle|
|Me and Jeremiah|
|CoCo and Nikki|
|Jakob and Maddy|
|Anna-Grace, even the little ones have to help|
|CoCo and Nana|
|Justin and Karli|
|Jake is the turkey neck gobbler|
|And I made it through the day without Valium!|