Literary Norfolk Header and Logo

At the Insurance Brokers

Firstly there are the close-knit teams
That work behind these office screens

Drafting covernotes and letters,
Insuring yachts for their jet-setters,

Or the normal household goods
Of the Smiths, the Peters, the Woods.

All types: third party, fire and theft,
Or fully comp. And on the left

Are trainees from the local schools
Working now on pro-rata rules

Or learning how to send a telex
To our branches down in Essex.

And this is the Director’s screen
Where he negotiates unseen,

Second-checks the work and signs
With a flourish the bottom lines.

Next the ladies on the V.D.U.
Who input what the technicians do;

Debit money from foreign banks
In Swedish Krona, Marks and Francs.

Then comes filing with its tiny chits
Requesting boxes, the usual bits:

Stamp-pads, staples, signing slips
And Biros with a range of tips.

Lastly there’s the man in wages
Who transfers monthly (though it seems ages)

Into bank accounts directly
Big and small amounts correctly.






Supported by Norfolk County Council logoSupported by Norfolk Tourism


Home | About Us | Advertise on Literary Norfolk

©Cameron Self 2007-2014                                                                                                                Hosted by UK Web.Solutions Direct