The dynamics of talking with an insurance adjuster are quite complex. This is a person you are paying to protect the profits of the company that you pay to give you money. You can read that sentence as many times as you need to. In Mike's case, he has been paying Allstate his entire life - and the one time he's needed help they're out here trying to pig-wrestle him like he's trying to get one over on them, when what he's actually trying to do is keep water from getting inside his house. Sometimes if you are receiving a lot of contradictory data you have to look directly at the thing in question, without engaging your cognition or attempting to slot it into a narrative framework. Just observe it mechanically. Once you do, in this case and in others, you will ascertain the truth of it: the purpose of the company is to retain money not give you money. It's not complicated! I'm always looking at things like this and saying to myself, "This can't possibly be how it works!" but it works in exactly that way.
We've got lots of surprise streaming to do today - already in session is our playthrough of a custom Frosthaven scenario based on a deadly, subterranean arcade. That's happening now!
Our #sponsored Frosthaven stream starts very soon! Join our friends at @Cephalofair along with @TychoBrahe, @ejbenson and @Stringerplz as they play through just a small bit of the massive board game campaign on Twitch! https://t.co/qFzXDf9Nqt pic.twitter.com/ROI2VnQCJA— Penny Arcade (@PA_Megacorp) June 28, 2023
Then, at 1pm PST, Eric and I are gonna get our mitts on some of the new minis they have in their Gloomhaven Grand Festival BackerKit campaign and slap some paint on them. With all their wild ancestries and mean monsters, I think there's a lot of fun to be had. Models are essentially dollies and painting them is how we show our love.