I was sat at my desk at home yesterday afternoon when my mobile phone rang. A voice with a strong Indian accent asked me if I was Mr ……………..to which I replied yes.
He then said he was ringing on behalf of an insurance company as they had a record that I had had an accident in the last two years. Well what follows is a transcript the conversation (I kid you not):-
Caller: I understand you had a car accident within the last two years, is that correct?
Me: yes, roughly two years ago I had a major car accident in Lithuania
Caller: and were you injured in any way?
Me: yes I was severely killed and have been dead for the last two years
Caller: can you describe the circumstances of the accident?
Me: I was driving along a quiet road when a bull elephant ran out and trampled my car and unfortunately I was killed
Caller: so you were seriously injured in the accident
Me: yes, it was fatal
Caller: have you made a claim for compensation?
Me: no, it’s a bit difficult from where I am at the moment
Caller: so you have had a bad accident and you were seriously hurt
Me: yes and the really unfortunate thing is that I am now dead
It was at this point that I was struggling not to burst out laughing but the young man said he would have to talk to his manager about my case as it sounded a bit complex and rang off.
Suffice to say I have not heard back from them…………….