Did you know that Jen, of Conversion Diary, is doing a “7 blogposts in 7 days” thing this week? It’s kinda like 7 brides for 7 brothers, except… it’s really not like that at all. Minus the 7 part. I was convinced it was an atrocious idea [for me, this week] but one of her reasons to participate was: “It’ll help you overcome perfectionism.” And gosh darn it, don’t we all need a little help overcoming perfectionism now and again?
[Caveat: please alert me to any spelling errors. I don’t want to overcome perfectionism too much].
Y’all know I’m moving. Part of this move involves a major switch to not-quite-young-adulthood, by which I mean, having my own separate accounts and policies for just about … everything. [*whispering under my breath in Brick Heck style*: everything*]
Today, I tackled car insurance. Let me explain. This wasn’t just a “today” thing. No, it’s been a two week process. Figuring out what half the words in a car insurance policy mean was the third step, after I determined how to find a VIN number [no, mine is not etched on the glass, so no discount] and whether or not I have two airbags or one. [Answer: two, although I’ve yet to prove that they work, because #safedriver].
After a long, hard-fought competition – by which I mean, two separate phone calls each to two different insurance companies over the course of one week – I chose a company. My decision was based on the following factors:
- Price. Do I look like I’m made of money?
- Ability to hold a serious conversation with me over the phone despite not knowing if you’ll be receiving my business. Some might call this “not yet customer service”.
- Convenience. Is your office nearby? Do you answer the phone when I call? Do you know how to use email? Crucial.
So, if you’re in the market or plan to be soon… that’s helpful information. If you’ve already been around this block a time or two, you can commiserate with what a time-consumer that whole process is. Oh. Wanna know who earned my trust? This should give you the information you so desire! [Also note: that one favorite? It’s the @WeAreFarmers account. Gotta love twitter.]