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No deal

I was catching up on my DVR backlog the other night and caught the end of a commercial for term life insurance targeted at seniors.

As an incentive, the company is offering all applicants — get ready — a deck of large print playing cards absolutely FREE!


At retail, a deck of cards costs between $2-3, and the insurance company is no doubt getting a volume discount.

What happened to the good old days when customers were plied with, at the very least, home appliances?  Heck, a cheap toaster is only $12.  Isn’t an long-term insurance contract worth that much?

And cost aside, are playing cards even — excuse the pun — a draw?  They caught my eye because they were so cheap…but will folks in the target market pick up the phone just to play solitaire?

But then again, it was enough to inspire me to go on and on for this long.  So maybe Granny has already gone ‘all in.’

In the cards

Why are you drawn to a certain career?  Is it your personality?  Your astrological sign?  Your parents’ connections?

Would you believe…a playing card?

Destiny Cards are a ‘science’ that match birth dates to each playing card in a simple deck of 52.  Each card suit and number are assigned personality traits.  Learn your Destiny Card, and you can supposedly discover the careers best suited for you.

For example, my birthday is March 28th — it’s never too late for cards and gifts, ya know — and according to the calendar, my Destiny Card is the 8 of clubs.  Here’s how they break it down:

Eight is the number of power and abundance. You enjoy attention and have special talents in the area of your suit (clubs – knowledge).  Avoid power struggles.

Clubs are creative and experience life through talking and learning. As the students of the deck, Clubs are curious, always thinking, and love to talk, read and teach. The positive club is brilliant and well-informed; the negative club can be a dishonest know-it all. Great careers for Clubs include teaching, writing, law and journalism.

Uh, snap!  That’s pretty much me on the head.  Maybe there’s more to these Destiny Cards than I first thought.

Give it a try yourself and see what you think.