Monday, December 21, 2009
My family has been with State Farm Insurance since 1965 (I've been with them for 30 years). They just sent a letter to my mother canceling her policy for "frequency of claims" because she filed 3 claims during the last 3 years (one per year) due to a leak from the condo unit above her. I can not get the agent to act on my behalf, and they will not permit me to contact the regional manager, anyone else above them so I can present our case. They say this level of contact is reversed for agents only. How this can be legal is beyond me. It seems like extortion to me. They take our money for decades, and when we file a claim (the service we paid for), it's denied via cancellation. Logical? Oh, and by the way, their tagline is "Like A Good Neighbor".
Here is an even worse story.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Chicago budget deficit issue has risen to such a confrontational level in this city that it has driven me to do another post on what I believe is contributing to the overall waste.
Mayor Richard M. Daley proposed that the City trim non-union personnel costs by $10 million, but the ongoing waste in this city continues, like the crosswalks, speed-bumps, and this sidewalk example explains.
Friday, August 7, 2009
The images you see above are of very old doors in Barcelona. They are from 200 to sometimes 800 years old. I've spent six weeks in Barcelona and the level of tagging in this city has simple reached a disturbing level. Every surface you can imagine, from these doors to even cars on the street are tagged. What a shame. It is a beautiful city with an amazing history, all going to waste. The city looks like it is falling apart.