The Insurer of the Jaguar that melted in the heat of the 'Walkie Talkie' building's reflection, admitted that it hasn't yet had long enough to find a good reason reason to avoid paying for the loss. Claims examiners at the unnamed firm are said to be furiously examining the policy clauses, and are bewildered at the prospect of having to pay the claim. Never has an Insurer considered the likelihood of a claim eminating from a building acting as a large, car melting magnifying glass. Had they considered this, it would of course been a policy exclusion, albeit a strangely worded one.
A spokesperson for the Insurance Ombusdmen declined to comment when we asked for his view, and said he needed more claret to form a scientific and watertight opinion. Other Insurers in the Square Mile were unavailable for comment, but it had already passed 4 o'clock and the cricket was on. It is rumored that they will apply the 'Act of God' exclusion, or something else which defies explanation to anyone other than them.
Journalists were crowded around the 'Walkie Talkie' today demonstrating the egg frying capabilities of the building. Passers by were in awe of the heat generated by the building and the fact that eggs could cook in its bright light. Most then moved on wondering what they had learnt form the cooking demonstration, and how to explain being late for work. The building owners are rumored to be fitting a pavement screen to protect cars from the extreme heat, and to prevent journalists from preparing their breakfast on the pavement.
In an ironic twist of fate, the very building responsible for the car melting in the City was said to be home to the Insurers whose clients' cars had been melted. It is inconceivable said one observer that such a farce could emanate for the preeminent finance centre of the world.