Day IV

Monday, September 14, 2015 Comments Off

Write a story/excerpt to include the line, “Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that.”
The elevator opened with a ding and Phil trudged out to his office with a slow pace since it was still early with no one to impress. As he came near his office, he could see the outline of two people sitting closely together in his office; with his secretary still on his way to the workplace, these two people probably let themselves in. Phil's curiosity piqued when he could finally identify the huddling figures that were whispering to each other about something he did not recognise, his really close friends.

"Tina, Sofia." he addressed both of them.

"Phil, my man!" said Tina enthusiastically, concluding her talk with Sofia. "How's it hanging?"

"Tina, we literally just saw each other last weekend. What did the both of you do and why do you think I could help?"

Sofia rolled her eyes. "Don't be so nonchalant, you clearly love solving problems. And we could really use your help."

"Fine," Phil sighed, sitting down on his leather chair and crossed his arms, "what can I do you for, ladies?"

Both women exchanged glances, this act caused Phil into realising that whatever the problem was, it must have been big. Phil started to guess what kind of monstrosity that they had encountered, or what kind of mayhem that they had caused, in order for them to require his help professionally.

"Well..." Tina began. "We don't know how to begin to explain this, but our company need to find some long lost paper that possibly explain how and where to find this special herb that act anti-ageing ingredient. We were told that Egypt was our best shot to find this paper."

"And the reason to why we need your help is because we need to be insured in your company. We could use some travel insurances just in case something happens to us in Egypt. To be clear, we would probably need an insurance that could cover all of Africa, including the wilderness and such. We would like to apply for insurance in here, in your company." finished Sofia.

Phil's eyebrows immediately went up to his hair after hearing that. "First off, it's not my company, though I really wish it is so that I'd be richer than Richie Rich. Second, that's clearly impossible. Sorry, we can’t insure you for a journey like that. It's just not doable. There is no 'I'm going to Egypt to find this ancient scroll as a map to find this ancient herb' option. I'm sorry. It's just... not normal."

"Of course not, Phil. We just need to upgrade our policies." Sofia exclaimed exasperatedly, "You told us at our wedding that we need to  upgrade them, so we are here to do that."

The only man in the room huffed. "Why didn't you guys start with that?"
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