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November 20, 2019


Relatives bring family member's CORPSE into insurance firm's office after the company demanded they prove he was dead

(Thanks to Doug Ogg)


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Next they'll demand a deposition from the corpse.

The insurance company is claiming that he's just resting.

After a prolonged squawk.

Well, that's proof enough for me.

Pining for the fjords.

They probably insist they hear the corpse saying "I'm not dead yet!"

I'll bet those branch managers will never again say they need more proof that someone is dead.

Coming soon to a theater near you: Weekend At Bernie's South Africa!

Huh. No death certificates there?

I've still got a couple dozen copies of Dad's laying around in case they're needed. Glad I didn't have to haul him around after. Although he definitely would've thought it was funny. I blame credit him with my sense of humor.

Wiredog, this was better than a death certificate. A piece of paper wouldn't have stunk up the office as effectively, giving the insurance company what it deserved.

Did they require a valid driver's license from the alleged corpse?

Some years ago, Bank of America needed a copy of my stepfather's death certificate to take his name off an account. The fact that he was born about 106 years previously and hadn't accessed the account in over 20 years wasn't good enough.

Folks in this story were lucky uncle expected traditional, tribal sendoff instead of immediate cremation as often happens here. Wonder how that insurance company would have responded to an urn full of ashes. (You never can have too many copies of a durable power of attorney before an older relative passes or of death certificates afterward.)

This almost sounds like the Robin Williams - Woody Harrelson movie, 'The Big White'.

That, or the old movie, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad. Mama's Hung You In The Closet, and I'm Feeling So Sad"

"WELL? Aint'cha gonna at least check his damn PULSE!?"

Did they provide him a Chicago absentee ballot?

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