Though St. Paddy’s Day came and went quickly, there’s always time to be prepared for next year! Did you or your insureds run into any of the below incidents this past week?
Las week we celebrated one of my favorite holidays– St. Patrick’s Day! While I’m Irish every day, it’s always fun to celebrate my “Irishness” with a special day. There’s nothing like eating corned beef, drinking something green, and dancing to a lively Irish jig. Plus, I got to wear my “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirt!
There are, however, a few reasons you and your insured need to be insured on this green holiday. Without further ado….a drum roll and some bagpipe music, please!
- Someone over-indulges while at your bar. Yes, we know this is a foregone conclusion. However, while you may be smart enough to have liquor insurance on your location, let’s think about that individual. There’s always the DUI to consider – which, hopefully they get pulled over before they do any damage. Your car insurance company certainly won’t like you –if you’re not dropped then expect an aggressive increase in premium! And what if they are smart enough to leave their keys and walk home? Then to top that off they start dancing and singing Irish tunes while stopping traffic. Well, that’s when they’re arrested for public drunkenness. I’m not sure that any insurance will help them at this point.
- Assault and battery. Listen, just because we’re all enjoying ourselves while we get our Irish on doesn’t mean that you can start acting like a complete idiot. I know some of you will want to! But please, I ask you to refrain from making fun of short, red-headed people. We are not leprechauns. We do not have a pot of gold hidden somewhere. What we are is Irish – and that means we have a temper. So, be prepared to be taken down at the knees and then pray that we’ll stop there. I’m also hoping that the bar we’re in has A&B coverage because they’ll probably need it after I get through with you.
- Green food problems. I know….everything is green on St. Patrick’s Day, even the Chicago River! But what if your corned beef and cabbage turns into something toxic in a patron’s stomach? Those potatoes shouldn’t have been green, either. Well, get out that property and casualty insurance, because you’re going to need it! File the claim, inform the health department if it’s more than one customer, and make sure everyone on staff has already taken their food-handling course.
Cathy Thurber has over 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry and likes to think she’s learned a few things along the way, one of which being to not take herself too seriously. She would love to say she has as many cool expertise’s as her fellow blogger, Ken Kukral, but she’s just not as old as him. Cathy is a voracious reader and a total word nerd. Most importantly, she’s been married to her favorite person for almost twenty years and has two kids that she actually likes. However, the dog is her favorite child and she’s been wheedling for a cat for years. Perhaps this is the lucky year?