Relationship Insurance

“Relationship Insurance Division, this is Todd. May I help you?”

“Yes. I’d like to file a claim, please.”

“Name and policy number?”

“Bob Wilting, policy number 49383847464-N.”

“Ah, yes, standard coverage for Errors & Omissions. What seems to be the trouble, Mr Wilting?”

“Well, you see, it’s just… well, the fire’s gone out of it, really, you know, it’s like we’re just going through the motions… and I—”

“— was there any infidelity, Bob? May I call you Bob?”

“Of course you may. No, no cheating on my part, nor hers I don’t think, not yet anyway.”


“Goodness, no!”

“Hm. Well this does present a problem, as your policy doesn’t have a rider for Compound Disinterest. We can write you a new policy, of course, but it won’t cover this pre-existing condition…”

This entry is part of my journal, published January 5, 2012, in New York.