the Wide World of Short Term Car Insurance
I often find when staying abroad
for a month or two that I get the craving to drive. Said
craving often comes paired with a craving to buy gas by
the liter (or litre, as itís wont to be spelled
everywhere but the US), to drive on opposite sides of
the road, and pay for short term car insurance in
foreign currencies. Of the complementary cravings the
latter easily ranks as the best. I mean, have you read a
short term car insurance contract in Portuguese? Itís so
eloquent the way they outline deductibles in the face of
emergency repairs. Itís like reading the written songs
of angels. Although, for a real treat, mosey on over to
Tokyo. Every detail of every contract is written in
haiku form. Yes, really.*
Car crashes in fire
and twisted metal. All die.
Have you ever heard anything so beautiful? I doubt it.
It really takes car insurance to a whole new level. It
almost makes me want to move there so I can read the
long term car insurance contract, which must ne some
sort of lyrical verse interpreted through a 6-hour
kabuki theatre production. It would have to be right?
How else could you capture the subtle nuances of an
annual contract? Someday Iíll move there.
If you live in the UK you don't
have to move, you can get perfectly good short term car
http://www.insuranceshortterm.co.uk. Yes, really.
Until then, Iíve been doing some
globetrotting on a special route that takes me to car
insurance offices around the world. Itís part of an
effort to broaden my horizons while at the same time
satisfying my obsessive need to compare prices for short
term car insurance. I visit the pyramids in Egypt and
then interrogate the bus driver on the way back to the
hotel regarding his level of satisfaction with his
insurance plan. Does it give him the flexibility he
needs? Can he park his car in the desert, leave it for
two months, and then come back and have his insurance
kick in again automatically? Does his insurance protect
against any damage incurred in the highly unlikely event
of the sand coming to life as some sort of wrathful
monster? These are the questions you have to ask, and
youíll probably get a straighter answer from the
customer as Iím pretty sure the tourism board of Egypt
has sworn insurance companies to silence on the whole
sand monster issue.
Is this the best way to shop for
car insurance? Probably not, but I get to see exotic
locales and pester people I donít know while driving. If
I try to do that at home either the taxi driver kicks me
out or Iím politely asked to not return to the carpool.
I need the carpool; at least until I get some car
insurance, because apparently that stuff is mandatory.