I get regular pension remittances from two Life Insurance linked Annuity policies. Yesterday, I received a demand from the insurer that I need to submit a Certificate of Existence from a Registered Medical Practitioner.
I promptly fixed an appointment with my GP and visited him with the request that he gives me the certificates.
He took one look at me and said that he was unable to give me the certificates. He refused to accept that I existed. I asked him whether he thought that I was an illusion, sitting before him. He then smiled and said that in his opinion, I did not exist. He strongly believed that I was alive.
I pretended to have a good laugh with him to get my job done, got the certificates in the proper format signed by him and bade him good evening and came home.
It was after coming home that it struck me that he had made a very profound observation.