An Ode On Car Insurance...

Songbird B By Songbird B, 4th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Car insurance...they get you every time, don't they? It's enough to drive you to your wits end...As your money goes down, so their prices increase..
A tongue in cheek look at receiving my latest car insurance renewal quote...

An Ode On Car Insurance.....


I have this little motor car..
It's really not that fast..
Insurance time came round again..
They must be having a laugh!
Each year I see it leaping up,
It costs a pretty penny...
They must think I'm rich as Barclays bank,
when I'm skint and haven't any!
It's crime, we're told, and fraud and such..
that all adds to the bill...
So we all pay for others deeds..
I think I've had my fill!
This latest quote they sent to me...
had me cussing in despair...
I'm sure they're dining out on me...
maybe I should invest in Shares!
Yet strangely, when I 'phone them,
Seems they can reduce their quote...
Trouble is, it's not a lot,
so I'm still really broke!
I'll sell my little motor car..
that's had one lady driver only..
And keep what little cash I have..
And go back to shank's pony!

Author's note;
Shank's Pony is an English term for walking. In the US and Canada, it is more commonly used as Shank's Mare. It is believed to be Scottish in origin.


Photo Credit; Now and Zen Photography
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Bills, Car, Car Insurance, Crime, Crime Rates, Expenditure, Expense, Fraud, Rising Costs, Shanks Pony, Songbird B, Walking

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Carol
5th Jun 2011 (#)

That's brilliant Songbird! They certainly try to sting us every year!

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author avatar kafsoa
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Just think positive dear, walking will keep you always fit :)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Very fun...:0)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Very cute poem, and unfortunately so true.

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Great poem, Songbird B. I think we all dread that car insurance bill..

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author avatar richardpeeej
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Haha Songbird this is very true. The best thing to do is ring around and get the cheapest quote or go on price comparison sites. It is surprising what deals you can have...Lovely poem it made me feel glad I sold my car..lol

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author avatar Songbird B
6th Jun 2011 (#)

Lol, glad that you all had a chuckle at this. Managed to get my original quote down by £120 Richard...so yes, it really does pay to look around. Good advice my friend.

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author avatar ppruel
7th Jun 2011 (#)

How wonderful you expressed it in this approach. I love reading it and I learned new vocabulary - "Shank's Pony". Thanks.

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