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An Ignoble Profession

There are a few professions I scorn. I don't think any amongst us really has any real respect for lawyers (as a group, there are a few individuals that are an exception), politicians, and salesmen of many different stripes. I personally have a disdain for doctors and dentists, but this is not a widely shared view.

But the very top of my shitlist is reserved for people who sell insurance. They pray on people's fears, and if you don't tithe to them, you're considered "irresponsible". And indeed, under many circumstances, you are required to cough up whatever they want as a matter of law. It's like a mini mob protection racket!

I personally have had my wallet so savagely abused by these shit-eating monkey fuckers, that I'm loathe to ever give them a cent that I'm not required to be law. Indeed, as a matter of principal when I rented this apartment, they required either renter's insurance, or a one-time non-refundable deposit... and renter's insurance was only $10 more. I paid the deposit just because the thought of paying an insurance company even more money than I was legally required to made me ill, after all I've given them over the years. When your annual insurance premium costs more than your car, you know you're being ripped off.

I have shopped around, I have been through all the variables... and the only thing I can figure is that they charge me so much because they can get away with it. I don't have any choice, I have to have a car... and to drive legally, I am required to carry insurance on it.

I'm sure there are people that would insist that insurance is necessary and good. I would FAR rather keep those thousands of dollars in my pocket and gamble. After all, I've been doing just that with my health since 2005 and it's worked out extremely well.