Re: Bungee Jumping
Feb 26, 1997 02:02 PM
by m.k. ramadoss
On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Ann E. Bermingham wrote:
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Good question. Only if one can afford it and qualify for it.
> > Last time, years ago when I applied for health insurance, the
> > insurance company sent an investigator who talked to my neighbors to find
> > out if there is something unusual in my life style - loud drinking parties.
> > sky diving etc. When the insurance company knew of my life style,
> > teetotaler, vegetarian, non smoker, no loud parties etc, the insurance
> > company rushed me a policy. Looks like somebody likes it.
> > MKR
> Did they ask about your driving habits? The psychological condition of
> your relatives? Whether you owned any dangerous animals? What is the
> hereditary health pattern of your ancestors? Did they inquire as to your
> sexual orientation and whether you were monogamous? If not, I think they
> did a rather poor job as to assessing whether you were a good risk.
> Besides, how would your neighbors know if you were sky-diving?
> You could be telling them that you're leaving for
> church every Sunday morning and go bungee jumping.
It was several years ago. I am sure there were a lot of other questions
in the application. As for driving habits, they check with the DPS
records and the investigator who came by took a note of the license
plates numbers of my cars.
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