A college professor stood in front of his class and wrote the following words on the chalkboard: A woman without her man is nothing. He then asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
The males in the class wrote the following: A woman, without her man, is nothing.
All the women in the class wrote A woman: without her, man is nothing.
Here’s another point of view. The airlines have apparently decided that we are only interested in pricing and treat us accordingly. We will put up with cramped travel without benefits if the pricing is right. Doesn’t feel like a very good way of looking at travel.
Which brings me to the finale. Insurance companies and their point of view. We as the insured believe that if we pay our premiums, that we will be covered for loss. If you really think about it, the insurance companies have a different point of view. Premiums collected earn more money. Claims paid mean less money. Hmmm.
Recently I saw the movie Rainmaker again on TV. That’s one of those movies like Shawshank Redemption that always seems to be on. In Rainmaker, based on John Grisham’s book, he wrote about a lawyer named Rudy Baylor who was trying to hold an insurance company accountable for not providing care to a dying man.
Grisham captured it just as the movie did. In the movie, they introduced an internal memo to deny all claims. Sometimes Hollywood does bring reality to life! That point of view.
And for “pic o’ day”: