A North Carolina man purchased 24 rare and expensive cigars. Because of their value, he insured them against fire. After smoking all of his cigars in less than a month and having not yet made a single payment on his fire insurance; He filed a claim against the insurance, stating that he had lost his cigars in a “series of small fires.” The insurance company refused to pay, knowing he had simply used the cigars as intended. The man won the case because they failed to specify the type of fire the cigars were insured against. Because they failed to define an “unacceptable fire,” the insurance company accepted the ruling against them and paid the man $15,000 for the cigars he had lost in the “fire.” However, the best is yet to come. Shortly after the man cashed the check, the insurance company countered and had him arrested on 24 counts of arson. The man was sentenced to 24 consecutive 1-year prison sentences.
Can we say, "Here's your sign."
So this week has been an interesting one and we are just at Wednesday...
My Monday morning started off I was running fairly on time for work, ran downstairs, wrote out my car payment (I still mail it b/c if I pay it on-line they won't let me pay extra), grabbed my car keys, put a stamp on the envelope, ran over to the kitchen, grabbed a couple cookies (breakfast of champions), put my car keys on my finger (the ring around my finger), grabbed my purse, grabbed my house key, grabbed my cell phone and checkbook I left laying on the kitchen table, ran out the door, threw all that into the car and thought, now where are my car keys. Looked around, didn't find them so I grabbed my house key ran back up stairs couldn't find them in the kitchen or dining room so I grabbed the spare thinking I threw my keys back in my purse but didn't want to take the chance, ran back to my car and wondered what was on my finger. Yeah I'm sure you already saw this happening as I was blabbering. Found my car keys on my index finger where I put them originally... So I proceeded to pull out the driveway and called PC to tell him he'd left his door badge at my house but that I had it so when I jumped out to put my car payment in the mail I was preoccupied so I got back in the car, partial way down the road and couldn't remember if I put the flag up. Called my grandma who lives down the road and asked her too on her way to town. She told me later that night I hadn't put the flag up. Whew, glad I thought about that! This was all before 8am and I'm not a Morning person to the 10th degree :). My co-workers joke and say I don't fully wake up until around 10am. I think I somewhat agree with them!!
Monday I was given an award from Kathryn on my blog! Yey! But then when I came in first thing Tuesday, I'd lost a follower. Oh well... I'm still not sure who it was. There is another blog I follow Just call me Jo... that had the same issue. She lost a blog follower. I'm thinking it might have been a conspiracy :)... or not.
Today I got my first hate comments on my blog. Who knows... I guess you can't please them all. I've never tried. I just write b/c it's what I'm feeling or seeing or thinking or whatever.
So people do Wordless Wednesdays but as you can see, I'm not one of them so let's see, I think I'll still share a photo or 2... now which photo do I want to share.... I think I'll share the latest shots of our MIL Room. We aren't quite finished, when we get completely finished I'll show before and after shots :) Oh and we call it the MIL (Mother-in-Law) room because when my parents were building their house my dad always called the spare room his mother-in-laws room so to me that's what they're called :). I started it and PC picked up on it :)