I visited a good friend in the hospital. I asked him how he was doing. “Not so good. But at least my wife visits and reads to me three times a day”. I was happy for him. I asked what she read to him. He said, “My life insurance policy”.
I don’t have life insurance. I’ll get some soon, but I need to be careful and make sure I’m worth more alive than dead. If you’re spouse buys a million dollar policy on you, run! In almost every episode of Dateline and 48 Hours, life insurance money is the reason for many of the murders.
It’s usually an estranged spouse who plots these evil plans for financial gain. It can also involve an affair. The evil spouse doesn’t want to split the couple’s money and pay child support and/or alimony. But they always seem to make a mistake along the way that puts them in prison for life.
Naturally, there are some that must get away with with it. Either because of botched investigations or a great defense attorney. Most get caught, though, because there always seems to be plenty of episodes to air. Greed is an ugly thing.
I think I’ll hold off on the life insurance. I’ll be able to sleep at night.
*Note: Heather, if you’re reading this, I’m kidding, of course.
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