Daily Prompt: Irksome

via Daily Prompt: Irksome

My job is quite irksome. Any job is irksome, you may say. May be true. But mine is particularly irksome. I am an insurance agent. You have to convince people that it is in their interest to insure themselves. But you have to avoid the words ‘accident’, ‘death’, etc., because no man (or woman for that matter) likes to conceive the idea that one day an accident might befall them or death may overtake them – especially so in a country like India where such words are considered inauspicious. But one has to be convinced to go for insurance precisely for such eventuality. Let alone India, even in the English civilization such inauspicious words are qualified by the mitigating phrase ‘God forbid’. Now, do you accept my job is quite irksome?

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2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Irksome

  1. My dad was an insurance salesman many many years ago, apart from setting us all up with all of life policies from when we were born which cost very little and just keep rolling over until we die or cash it in, he reckons it was the worst 6 months of his life 🙂

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