HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Just got off the phone wi...

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:41 AM

Just got off the phone with my car insurance agent. Omigod.

He was coughing, wheezing.

"I think I might have that crap", he told me.

Me: "GET YOURSELF TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM."

He: "Good news is that State Farm is rebating some money because of low auto usage."

Me: "Who cares. You could barely get that out. GET YOURSELF TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM."

He: "I think I'll call my doctor right now."

Me: "We're wasting time."

And I hung up.

26 replies, 5596 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 26 replies Author Time Post
Reply Just got off the phone with my car insurance agent. Omigod. (Original post)
Goodheart Apr 2020 OP
SWBTATTReg Apr 2020 #1
Goodheart Apr 2020 #5
lunatica Apr 2020 #23
NonPC Apr 2020 #16
cayugafalls Apr 2020 #2
Frustratedlady Apr 2020 #3
Codeine Apr 2020 #4
Totally Tunsie Apr 2020 #6
orwell Apr 2020 #13
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2020 #7
LuckyCharms Apr 2020 #8
PoliticAverse Apr 2020 #9
milestogo Apr 2020 #10
Goodheart Apr 2020 #11
milestogo Apr 2020 #12
IronLionZion Apr 2020 #14
liberalla Apr 2020 #15
brooklynite Apr 2020 #17
Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #18
GulfCoast66 Apr 2020 #19
StevieM Apr 2020 #25
marble falls Apr 2020 #20
LisaM Apr 2020 #21
jaxexpat Apr 2020 #22
sakabatou Apr 2020 #24
Skittles Apr 2020 #26

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:43 AM

1. Wow. State Farm, like a good neighbor, State Farm! I couldn't resist...State F. was my ...

former insurer, who I long ago replaced with a better insurance company. Don't miss them one bit. Hope the agent is okay, though...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:52 AM

5. Been a customer for 48 years.

Every time I respond to one of those "you might could get a better rate" ads I never seem to be able to save much... so I've never switched.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:30 PM

23. I've been a member of AAA for 45 years.

I know what you mean.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:45 PM

16. Good Neighbor Who Takes More Than They Give

Have a good friend who's wife was a claim adjuster / supervisor for State Farm. Very cold person -- kind of like the most money driven land lord. Admitted that her great salary and big bonuses were due to her ability to deny claims. She was an expert at the small print and delay tactics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:44 AM

2. That is some serious dedication right there or something else...

Hope he is ok.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:49 AM

3. I got a surprise check from my insurance company, yesterday.

It is not State Farm, but seems to be fair and considerate.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:51 AM

4. He's wearing khakis. nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Codeine (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:53 AM

6. Must be Jake!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:53 PM

13. Beat me to it

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:54 AM

7. She sounds hideous!



Hope the guy will be okay.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:55 AM

8. I hope he's OK. I use New York Central Mutual

for auto insurance. They announced a 15% rebate on auto premiums for April and May.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:07 PM

9. I hope he has good health insurance. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:14 PM

10. Going to an ER is not the best advice.

People should call ahead to their doctors office to see where they are supposed to go.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to milestogo (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:16 PM

11. Perhaps not, but I was a bit frantic.

He positively needs to do something.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:17 PM

12. I understand.

This is not the time for people to tough it out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:40 PM

14. Holy shit

dude's next call needs to be his doctor to triage symptoms

like a good neighbor, state farm is there. Damn

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:43 PM

15. OMG! I hope he's OK! how scary! I'm glad he was talking to you,

someone else might not have been as concerned or conveyed the urgency.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:47 PM

17. As a rule, you DON'T go to the emergency room; you go to your doctor...

They can arrange a test AND determine if you need to go to the emergency room (limited capacity; higher risk of infection) or isolate at home.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:47 PM

18. omg

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:50 PM

19. My mother is 81 and is totally socially isolating

But she was going to go in and see her accountant about her taxes in late March. My sister, after pleading with Mother and calling the accountant convinced Mother that she does not need to be there and dropping them off was just as good. She dropped them off on a Friday. The following Tuesday her accountant was diagnosed positive. I told my sister she saved Motherís life.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:51 PM

25. Thank goodness. Your mom and your family were lucky.

If we had competent leadership in the White House, and proper information was being regularly disseminated to everyone, we wouldn't need to rely so much on good fortune.

Great job in keeping your mother safe. I hope she stays safe and healthy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:13 PM

20. Sacrificing himself for the economy metaphorically in front to your eyes!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:22 PM

21. We have to wrest ourselves from this Calvinist work ethic....

It's so ingrained in us to put work above all else, and it doesn't help that employers have tended to be rigid.

No good comes of almost 50,000 Americans dying so far, but I hope at least that it doesn't end up being in vain.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:28 PM

22. I would probably consider Purelling my phone at that point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:37 PM

24. Like a bad neighbor, State Farm doesn't care

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 06:51 PM

26. believe it or not, you can still get a bad cold right now

yes indeed

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread