Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 165 – (AD 1,070) – 22.5 Miles – Jim's Trek Part IV – Buyer Beware On My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

And today another 22.5 miles on my Schwinn 170. I’m now recording totals at 22,797.2 miles; 36,688.6 kilometers.

I think I got it wrong yesterday. I thought I was at the heel of the boot. I most definitely, after all these days on my virtual Trek, got it wrong. I still have about 250 more miles to go before I get to the heel at Leuca.



I am currently located at Strada Statale 106 Jonica, 88816 Strongoli KR, Italy. So please disregard

It certainly is funny how the aged, if I may include myself in that category, are targeted.

Last week I received a visit from a "professional-looking" gentleman at my house.  His opening line was worded such that I understood that he was representing a firm which had as he implied that was associated with my business and that he was a Medicare Specialist who wanted to help me with my forth-coming transition to retirement.  Ours was a pleasant conversation and he was polite but at the same time wanted to set up a follow-up appointment to discuss my forth-coming retirement needs.

Here's the kicker.  I have been on long-term disability for some time due to the massive car accident I was involved in some years ago.  Even though I have not been able to return to work I am still included on the books as an employee of my firm...and my retirement date is soon around the corner.  I have had a number of telephone calls with my firm and various representatives concerning my retirement.  The front-door caller had me, without blinking an eye.

Without haste he set up the follow-up meeting, but something definitely did not sit right in my craw.  Oh yes his business card, which he handed to me at the end of our initial encounter, was printed with the logo of BankersLife.  His job title - Unit Field Trainer, Insurance Agent, and he wrote in Medicare Specialist.  My craw did a couple of turns.

Immediately I went online... It appears that I was a target, a patsy, an objective for his 100% commission insurance sales plan.  I contacted my firm.  Yes there is NO associated inter-relationship regarding my forth-coming retirement between BankersLife and my firm..

Yes I called and I cancelled the follow-up meeting.  Yes I sent an email as a follow-up to my cancellation of the follow-up.  Yes I made sure that I was away from home at the set time.

Buyer, this one, beware.

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Jim