Short Term Car Insurance Saved Me
from a Flock of Pelicans
Well, malefex.co.uk, the top UK pay monthly car insurance site saved me from the thousands of
dollars in damage that they incurred upon my beloved Taurus.
I rarely use my car, except on long trips, so my rides simply
don’t justify the cost of a full-time insurance policy. One
month ago, while readying to embark upon a 7-hour journey to the
Gulf Coast, I looked into short term car insurance, and man, am
I glad that I did!
I got the comprehensive temporary plan, packed up my boogie
board, sunscreen, arranged for someone to come by each day and
feed the four dogs that keep me from being able to afford
year-round car insurance, and headed out. Little did I suspect
the giant splat that would greet me along the way.
Driving across Mobile Bay on I-10, I rolled down my windows to
take in the smell of salt and shrimp. Some say I’m crazy, but
the smell of premature seafood thrills me to no end. The gulf
breeze blew particularly strong that day, and luckily I had the
forethought to have grasped my hair up into a beautiful 1980s
banana clip to keep it out of my field of vision.
Much like a deer can mysteriously appear in the road in front of
you with no peripheral warning whatsoever, suddenly a flock of
pelicans pushed downward by the gusts slammed into the side of
my vehicle. Shaking with adrenaline, I coughed as a spray of
feathers whipped up into my face. I wanted to check on the poor
pelicans, and luckily the Baldwyn County Animal Care van that
had been riding my tail for miles slammed suddenly into my rear
just as hard as the flock had. Now, anyone who has ever driven
on this stretch of I-10 knows that there is no good place to
pull over, and wrecks block angry traffic for hours. So, in my
heightened state of adrenaline, I immediately thought, “Yay!
Someone to shield my car from oncoming traffic!”
Well, the officer wasn’t too thrilled about the damage to his
van, but he was happy to have been in the right place at the
right time to save some birds. This particular flock had been
tagged by officers for scientific research, and it so happens
that only two of them perished, and they were a couple, so they
did not have to experience the pain of living without each
other. The other five, though dazed, survived. Although both of
our rides suffered thousands of dollars in damage, they could
still be driven. At that moment, I mentally kissed the feet of
short term car insurance.
When I think, “What if I had not gotten short term car
insurance?” I shudder, and that has nothing to do with the fact
that I still experience involuntary shakes from the accident.
Never will I leave home again without short term car insurance
coverage. The pelicans wouldn’t want it any other way.
Copyright Gary Norton Developments 2010