Saturday, July 02, 2011
So today I got home from a 13 hour work day, and I had mail in the mail box. I was so excited. I had applied for life insurance with Farmers. After my sisters death at the age of 26 earlier this year with no insurance, I decided I wouldn't do that to my family. So off I went did some comparison shopping, made my decision, submitted my paperwork, paid my premium and waited for my policy information. So I got home opened this piece of gold which I had been waiting for. Smiling I sat down on my couch, slowly opened the envelope savoring the moment when I would see all of that beautiful details in my hands. I pulled out the letter started to read it, my excitement growing with each word.
Thank you for submitting your application for life insurance with Farmers.
*******Then it started going down hill.********
We regret to inform you that due to your height and weight we are unable to insure you.
The rest was pretty standard. I reread it a thousand times. I think I went through more emotions than most people do during the greiving process.
I was angry that they would call me "short and fat". Then I was delirious to the point of insanity at how funny it was that they should tell me I have a weight problem when I'm working so hard to change my habits and create a healthier me. Then I was shocked that they would tell my agent they couldn't talk to me about the decision.
So there it is in writing from someone other than myself, my family, my friends, or my doctor. According to some computer, in some basement, in some random building, in the middle of who knows where it has been decided that I am unhealthy.
In the remaining portion of the letter they let me know I could contact them and ask for additional information. Exactly what more do they think they can say? I almost want an apology, but that isn't the exactly the way I should be looking at it. They also advised me they would be putting it into my record (ooooo I am feeling like someone with a criminal record, but my only crime is overeating).
So instead of getting more upset and running to the fridge. I tracked my food for the day, and ran to my local shoe store and picked up a pair of those new shoes by Sketchers. The ones that allow you to work out your muscles more while you are walking. I believe they are called shapeups.... Anyone else out there every used them? I'm hoping they give me a little more of a boost.
So I am proud of myself for doing the right thing and once again so happy I had this place to vent my life.
Thanks everyone you are the best!