Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Where Is Grandma Today? Chattin' It Up With Triple A!
Is it true or is it not
That your mobile home
Was built on the lot?
Or is it the other way around?
It came intact
And was dropped on the ground?
CAN YOU TELL?
In my search to minimize my monthly expenses I called AAA today to get a comparison quote on my homeowner's insurance. I spoke with a dearie who was full of strange queries.
"Do you live within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant?" asked she.
"I don't know," I confessed. How long is 1,000 feet?"
"Just go outside and look up and down the street and see if you spot one."
I looked, but alas no hydrant.
Oops! There's one now--smack dabby-do across the street.
No one who knows me well will be surprised, but you might be: in two years, I'd never noticed the squatty, unattractive and very yellow presence of a hydrant almost dead ahead.
Whew! Passed that test. (I'm sure the "beyond 1,000 feet people" don't get the Triple A nod.)
"Now, before we can go further," she said, "I need to know if your manufactured home was built on site or delivererd already built. "
Hmmm. Got me there.
Time for another walk outside. I looked around, hoping to see some recognizable evidence of the answer.
"How long have you lived there?" she asked
Evidently not long enough to know.
"Would someone at the office know?" she queried.
I hated to tell her, but the people who were in the office when our 29 year-old mobile home was put in place are no longer with us.
"Well," I said, hoping to say something that could be misconstrued as useful, "I might be able to find out from the previous owner because he's a manufactured home fix-it man."
"Oh good. Let me know because we can't insure the home unless...."
Okay. Now I put you to the manufactured home trivia test. Does AAA insure the home if a)it was built on site or b) if it was brought to our distinctly unmobile neighborhood already built?
Hit the comment button and tell me if you're so smart!
So where was Grandma today? Lookin' for hydrants, snooping around her own mobile home and chattin' it up with Lucinda from Triple A!
On the Grand Path of Life,