Party tents lead 2007 summer insurance claims list


Party tents that got blown to shreds lead the list of 2007’s summer claims at insurance company Fortis ASR, according to Z24.

The top 5:

  1. Wind destroying party tents
  2. Laundry stolen from washing lines
  3. Stolen garden furniture
  4. Broken window panes because of sun shades blowing over or away
  5. Singe or burn damage caused by barbecues

If the wind was such a contributing factor in 2007, then why conclude that those clothes and garden furniture got stolen? Perhaps they just blew away. It’s sloppy quoting from press releases like this that gives thieves a bad rep. (That, and the fact that thieves steal).

Read what appears to be the full press release disguised as a serious journalistic article at Blik op Nieuws. Photo: Hedwig Storch, used under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.


  1. Márcia W. says:

    The answer is blowing in the wind ! (sooooory, I just couldn´t resist)

  2. Branko Collin says:

    That’s quite alright Márcia. By the way, if you see an unmarked van with shaded windows stop outside your house, don’t worry, that just the 24 Oranges Pun Adjustment Team.

  3. Márcia W. says:

    Oh no, please, not the O.P.A.T !! I already said I´m sorry ;> )))

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