I’m not talking e-mail here. I’m talking real live letters from State Farm wanting me to purchase auto insurance from them. Somehow they still think I drive a car.
I hear from them about once a month. The letter—actually a form letter—comes from their Indianapolis office.
Around six weeks ago, I did something I thought I would never do. I responded to one of their form letters. I called State Farm. I got to thinking these letters were killing trees and I wanted them to stop.
I waited on the line until I got a real live person and that, of course, took a while. Finally, a lady came on and I told her I no longer drive a car and to please stop sending me letters about automobile insurance. The lady thanked me for calling and told me she would take my name off their mailing list.
Now I know State Farm sells other kinds of insurance, some of which I might be interested in, but the lady didn’t volunteer any of that information. I guess she wasn’t an insurance agent.
If you’re guessing that I still get those form letters from State Farm about auto insurance, you would be guessing right. My phone call hasn’t saved any trees at all. In fact, it seems like I’m receiving even more mail from them now.
I wonder if I did have auto insurance with State Farm if this would be the kind of response I’d get if I filed a claim with them. I have no intention of finding out.
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