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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Summer 96

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I feel like the luckiest man in the world. I just married the perfect woman. I wanted to share my happiness with your readers for two reasons. First, to let my fellow cigar lovers know there are wonderful ladies out there (although one less now) that do like cigars and know how important cigars are to their men. Second, to your female readers, I want them to know just how much a man appreciates an open-minded wife who is willing to try a new experience just because she knows her husband enjoys that activity. A little compromise goes a long way.

Keep up the good work.

Scott Lewin
Atlanta, Georgia

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Dear Marvin,

I am a 36-year-old psychologist and hospital administrator. I recently applied for a substantial life insurance policy because my wife and I are expecting our second child. My current policy is held with one company and my recent application was submitted to another, due to the hope of a slightly better premium on the new policy. I would also like to note that I have been an athlete all of my life and I currently exercise vigorously five to seven days per week with weights and aerobic machines.

I was honest on my application by admitting to smoking one to two cigars per week. Although no nicotine was evident on my blood or urine tests, this company (Allstate, if you must know), who holds my car and homeowners insurance by the way, would only approve my application as a smoker and at a significantly increased premium. That is, Marvin, if I smoked three packs of cigarettes per day or one to two cigars per week, my premium would be the same!!!

Marvin, I am outraged!! How moronic, ill-informed and out of step can those folks be? I complained, as did my agent to his supervisors, but to no avail. Needless to say, I will be applying to my current policyholder for the increased amount of insurance in the near future.

David R. Youngelman
Easton, Pennsylvania

 


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