Magpies - One For Sorrow, Two For A Guaranteed Increase In Your Insurance Premium
Lloyds TSB Insurance have revealed some of the weirdest claims they’ve had to deal with in 2008 – and top of the list is the bloke who rang them to say “I’ve shot my telly.”
The man in question wasn’t reacting as any sane, tooled-up individual would to an episode of Bonekickers, but in fact had accidentally fired the gun while cleaning it.
Other favourites included the man who claimed for a number of sex toys that had been half-inched by a burglar and the bloke who had his glasses nicked from his windowsill by an opportunist magpie.
The AA’s insurance faction also issued their ‘Best Of 2008’ list a couple of weeks ago, and it seems that magpie-related stories were the in-thing last year. One of their customers was on her way to work when a magpie flew in front of her. Remembering the popular magpie-based saying, 'one for sorrow, two for joy' she peered around for the second – only to career into the back of the car in front.
Our favourite came from a Mr. Woodford, repeated here verbatim from his claim- "I was in the middle of about a dozen cars and my car was bashed front and rear. The cars all crunched up like a concertina. While we waited for the recovery trucks, the chap from the car in front took out, of all things, a concertina! He was supposed to be playing at a carol concert so he started playing Christmas carols for us instead!”
You couldn’t make it up eh readers? Happy Christmas!
What – it’s January? Shite.