Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Personal Accountability and Creative Writing

This has been out for a while but I thought I'd pass it along.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company assembled some of the explanations for accidents that claimants have given over the years. Among them are:

An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car, and vanished.

I had been driving my car for 40 years when I fell asleep at the wheel and had an accident.

As I reached the intersection, a hedge sprang up obscuring my vision.

I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law, and headed over the embankment.

The pedestrian had no idea which direction to go, so I ran over him.

The telephone pole was approaching fast. I attempted to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.

The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.

[Source: Quotable Business by Louis E. Boone ]


Rowan Manahan said...

My all-time favourite:

"On my way home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have."

Michael Wade said...


I assume that line is one you heard of and not one you used!