‘Life is a really difficult trainer: it first provides you the check and solely there-after, supplies you with the lesson.’ – reads one of many motivational electronic mail messages despatched by a good friend.And but it’s so true, we at all times acquire the expertise after and never earlier than we want it.The one saving grace is that now we will use it in future, until we neglect.’Be taught from different peoples errors’ my mom taught me, ‘ or you may be doomed to repeat those self same errors your self’.Here’s a lesson that I realized by means of an expertise of one other that can positively assist me in 2013:Ignorance is bliss however costly – a good friend of mine was caught in bumper-to-bumper visitors and his gas tank was working on empty. So it wasn’t lengthy earlier than he ran out of gas and needed to pull over to the aspect of the highway and name for assist.
Fortuitously he was insured and determined to name his insurance coverage firm to assist him.The marketing consultant who assisted him over the telephone probed for all his particulars however couldn’t decide up his profile on their system – now normally that is the place the decision would finish however the marketing consultant went the additional mile and referred to as for a tow truck to take care of my good friend by bringing him gas.My good friend, clearly, was relieved and whereas profusely thanking the marketing consultant for her help, was informed that resulting from inadequate particulars he supplied, that he must pay for the gas that the tow truck would offer.What might my good friend do however comply with the phrases and situations introduced to him.The tow truck got here and assisted him and he was on his method however involved that he was paying an insurance coverage firm who couldn’t even discover his profile – what if he had an accident, he stored asking himself. He was truelly fearful.The very first thing he did when he arrived at his home, was rummaging by means of all his mail that was posted to him and lo and behold there was the envelope, nonetheless unopened with the insurance coverage firm’s identify in massive, daring and brilliant letters.
He even discovered a license disc-sticker with the insurance coverage firm’s emergency quantity and after skimming over his insurance coverage coverage schedule found that he might’ve been assisted by his firm freed from cost.He instantly caught the sticker to his automotive’s windscreen and saved each his coverage quantity and the insurance coverage firm’s emergency quantity on his cell-phone.Lesson realized: it took him lower than 10 minutes put up the sticker and save the numbers to his telephone however the cash spent on the gas and worrying that he may not be insured taught him a precious lesson – learn.