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Black Eye Insurance

For when you will unexpectedly walk into a door or randomly fall.
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If you are the type of person who is accident prone in most situations, yet you have the type of occupation where your image can make or break you, then you can take out your very own Black Eye Insurance.

The way that it works is that if you are required to conduct a business meeting or a seminar and you have the unfortunate incident of bruising your face, the insurance company will pay out on your missed income opportunities while you recover.

Jscotty, Jan 26 2010

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Covers the cost of your Black Eye Insurance if you suddenly become pretty and famous. [DrBob, Jan 27 2010]

There's money in black eyes... http://news.bbc.co....culture/8470393.stm
"A self-portrait of artist Lucian Freud sporting a black eye could fetch £4m when it is auctioned next month." [hippo, Jan 28 2010]

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       Perhaps you can get a specific insurance policy on your face, much like some top models have done. I hear it's pretty expensive.   

       Or, you could buy an icepack and some concealer.   

       Or you could stop instigating barfights and blaming it on innocent doors or floors.
Freefall, Jan 26 2010
  

       Black eyes are badges of honor that should be worn accordingly. If your business opportunities suffer due to having a black eye, you should get out of the artsie fartsie twinkle-toed fairy field you are in.
MikeD, Jan 26 2010
  

       // Black eyes are badges of honor //   

       That sounds disturbingly similar to the way the Gurkhas collect ears from fallen enemies ... (and don't let ANYONE tell you they've stopped doing it in these "more enlightened" times. They do. They sit around little camp fires in the evening, sipping their filthy tea and comparing other people's ears and grinning and sniggering. Quite terrifying).   

       (Did we say how much we respect the Gurkhas ? A fine body of brave, honourable, loyal and determined men. We in no way wish to imply that Gurkas are in any way vicious grinning little psychopathic fiends, almost as frightening to their comrades as the enemy. If not more so, because their comrades get to live to see what they're capable of).   

       (And then wake up in the night whimpering every time they remember).
8th of 7, Jan 26 2010
  

       //collect ears from fallen enemies//   

       Well, what else is there to do with the ears of the vanquished?
MikeD, Jan 26 2010
  

       Make soup ?
8th of 7, Jan 26 2010
  

       Put pies on them and explore new places?
Aristotle, Jan 27 2010
  

       Human ears have always reminded me strongly of bacon.
nineteenthly, Jan 27 2010
  

       // If your business opportunities suffer due to having a black eye, you should get out of the artsie fartsie twinkle-toed fairy field you are in.// But those are the fields where you find the big money.
Jscotty, Jan 27 2010
  

       // fields where you find the big money //   

       Like, with a metal detector, or what ?
8th of 7, Jan 27 2010
  

       There are actually very few - if any - situations in which a genuine black eye cannot be turned to immense advantage.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 27 2010
  

       [Max] I've been struggling to think of a counter-example, but I think you're right.
hippo, Jan 28 2010
  

       //Like, with a metal detector, or what ?// Pretty much. The artsy fartsy careers pay people based on who they know and who they rub elbows with...oh, and you have to be pretty enough to represent the company whether you are a man or woman. Those careers include; high dollar art galleries, snooty clothing stores, luxury auto dealerships that only sell cars that most people have not heard of. (e.g. Maybech, Aston Marton, Bentley, etc.)
Jscotty, Jan 28 2010
  

       //cars that most people have not heard of. (e.g. Maybech, Aston Marton, Bentley, etc.)//   

       Good lord, if people haven't heard of Aston and Bentley, where on earth do they buy their servant's cars from, for goodness' sake?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 28 2010
  

       Who knows ? They probably have people to do that for them, and if they don't they should. Besides, cars are so plebeian ...
8th of 7, Jan 28 2010
  

       But then the insurance companies will know who's in Fight Club.
hob, Jan 28 2010
  

       Black Eye Insurance will offer an indemnity policy at a special rate for Fight Club members.
Jscotty, Jan 28 2010
  

       //There are actually very few - if any - situations in which a genuine black eye cannot be turned to immense advantage.//

Indeed. Look at Giant Pandas. All they have to do is stare at people with their big, black eyes and they get whisked off to luxury accomodation and offered endless sex for life. I hate Giant Pandas.
DrBob, Feb 01 2010
  
      
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