Xhin successfully adults, despite a mountain of obstacles
Posted: Posted November 4th, 2017 by Xhin
So, I'm going to get my car tomorrow. I decided to get up super early this morning (okay, 11am is early for me) and get my car insured and tagged before work.
Here's how that went:
I did a bunch of research about a week ago and found that geico was the cheapest, but progressive was the cheapest for the ones I could go to in person because according to my dad I needed an insurance binder for my tag and online insurance applications didn't give you one.
So, a few days ago I looked at progressive's website and found all the insurance places that actually sold auto insurance in my city. They were all within 2 miles of my house, which is good because I don't have a car.
Walked to the first one. It had closed down permanently. There was a note on the door telling me to go to their new office. Forty miles away.
Walked to the second one. They were on their hour-long lunch break.
Walked to the third one. The door was closed, wouldn't open, there was no one inside even after I knocked.
Went back to the second one and waited until the lunch break was done.
Went in and they pulled up a quote -- which was twice as much as what progressive had quoted me for online due to the agency not wanting to give the state minimum, administration fees, and other bs. I would have paid it anyway, but their down payment was insanely high, and I wouldn't have been able to afford both it and the tag with how little I have in my bank.
They told me to apply online again or call someone and have them set it up that way, and they'd maybe be able to fax me a binder. That made me think "hey this is the 21st century, can probably do that with geico too".
So applied online for geico, got the binder saved on my computer.
Asked my neighbor if I could borrow their printer. They said sure, so I hooked everything up. But it wouldn't print. I mean it would make a lot of noise and pull the paper through slowly, but it would stay a blank piece of paper.
So, I walked to the library.
Printed the binder, but it took 15c to print it out. I didn't have any cash, the closest ATM was several miles away. I pleaded with the librarian though and she just gave me 15c.
Walked to the tag office. Had everything I need, and then when they asked me for the phone number to my bank card, I forgot. Like, this is a number I put on billing statements all the time, but for the life of me today I couldn't remember the second three digits of it. So I guessed.
idk if I was right, but it seems to have gone through anyway, and today was a success.
Still had time to walk home, take a shower and eat before work, though I did literally spend 5 hours today walking to and from all these different places.
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