This week’s news about not one, but two women impaled by beach umbrellas reminded me of a scene from The Truman Show. The 1998 movie stars Jim Carrey as an insurance agent/adjuster who discovers his entire life is actually a television show.
He’s on the phone with a prospect and says, “See, this isn’t about insurance. This is about the great variable – when will death occur? Could be a week, a month, a year – could be today! A sunbather, minding his own business, stabbed in the heart by the tip of a runaway beach umbrella. No way to guard against that kind of thing…. I guess what I’m saying is – life is fragile.”
He gets the sale!
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And with all the news coverage of the runaway beach umbrella stories, NBC News did a story about how it happens and how you can best secure yours so it doesn’t happen. Enjoy your summer – and be aware out there!
P.S. – I am licensed to sell life insurance in the state of New Mexico. If you want to talk, call me at 505.265.7215.