‘Hello, All Sorts Insurance Company. How may I help?’
‘I’d like to insure my home.’
‘No problem. Just a few details. What is the construction material?’
‘Concrete, timber, iron, steel, tin, clay, glass, tile … oh, and bamboo.’
‘Wonderful. And is it single level?’
‘More. Eight-and-a-half in fact.’
‘Oh, how nice. Any outbuildings?’
‘No, they’re all incorporated.’
‘And are the doors and windows fitted with locks?’
‘No, we’re very inaccessible here.’
‘No worries. Is the dwelling used for any other purposes?’
‘Just a Bed-&-Breakfast.’
‘Brilliant. And now your monthly premium. $12000 okay with you?’
20 thoughts on “All Sorts”
I really enjoyed this story told through dialogue, Diana. It’s clever and funny.
I appreciate your sentiments, Karen. My first effort at writing a piece entirely in dialogue … but that’s what the prompt brought to mind!
So clever Di! You have such a fabulous imagination and way with words. Xoxo
Thanks, Charmian! Sometimes I think that what surfaces in the mind in response to the photo stimulus is a tad worrying.
Ha.. I love the bamboo.. hope it’s not in the foundation.
Bamboo in the foundations? Wonder how that would affect the insurance premium? Thanks for your feedback!
Loved it. You portrayed the insurance agent so well, it seems they are unfazed by anything.
Pleased you enjoyed it. It was fun to write.
Well done Diana! Brilliant dialogue, funny and enjoyable to read.
Thanks, Maree … haven’t produced an ‘all-dialogue’ piece before. Nice to know you enjoyed it.
I love that the insurance company’s representative was so accommodating… until the premium was revealed. Great story.
The insurance game seems to be all about money, the sort that’s going into their coffers!! Thanks for your feedback.
I’d take my chances at that kind of price! 🙂
And in a year or two you could buy a mansion! Thanks for dropping by.
And the moral of this tale is that everything has a price. 🙂
Yes – and some things more than others. Nice of you to visit and take the time to read my piece.
Diana, No wonder the insurance agent wasn’t worried. With a monthly payment like that why should he worry. They would probably drop her though if they had to pay anything out. Well written with a good twist at the end. 🙂 —Susan
Thanks for your feedback, Susan. I can tell you relate, like everyone else, to the nature of insurance companies as depicted in the story.
FUNNY! And not O.K. Thanks for the laugh.
You’re most welcome – and no, not okay at all. Appreciate your comment.