Memory of the Month … auto damage training

By on March 22, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Posted in: Claims

In honor of GEICO’s 75th anniversary, we’re sharing an image from GEICO’s past each month this year and inviting you to exercise your caption-writing skills.

GEICO is renowned in the industry for the quality of its training programs. In this 1970s photo, a group of fledgling claim adjusters attends a training session, paying rapt attention as a car is inspected – except for the fellow on the left, who seems a bit distracted. What caption would you write for this photo?

37 responses to “Memory of the Month … auto damage training

  1. Marcy Campbell says:

    Hum, now, where did I leave my keys?

  2. Chris Meadows says:

    Taking inter-office arb panels to the next level!

  3. David Tillman says:

    My horoscope says this month I will be more distracted than usual.

  4. Joan Felix-Sepulveda says:

    You get up and help him,.. no You get up and help him,… not me man, you do it,..  What’s he doing down there,.. I don’t know man but 10 bucks says he ain’t getting up soon…. Dude, he better, lunch is in 5 minutes,…Should we get closer? …HMmm that can’t be Mr. Buffet….I can’t get this gum off my shoe!!!

  5. Dana Callender says:

    I knew I should have eaten my Wheaties.

  6. Brandon Bailey says:

    I wonder if my shoe goo would work as a good head gasket sealant?????

  7. S Hunter says:

    “And I thought plumbers wore low-cut jeans.”

  8. April Wells says:

    little did they know… later that day they were all used as crash test dummies.

  9. B Cain says:

    In its opening night, the play “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” only attracted an audience on eight…….

  10. scott says:

    what is this lizard poop?

  11. Chris Schuller says:

    I hope that’s just motor oil stuck to my shoe.

  12. Josiah Siegmund says:

    I am thinking the “1990s” has to be a typo, the style of the men’s hair, clothes, and the car in the background all say 1970s.

  13. sara roper says:

    My shoe is stuck tight to my foot…must have spilled some of that super glue i was using earlier.

  14. Steve Vukovan says:

    “Now I know Bill said He dropped his pen around here somewhere”

  15. Philip Brumbles says:

    I don’t beleive it, my socks don’t match!

  16. Dominick Perrotta says:

     Lawrence Welk’s band jammed all night long and thrilled America. Not many know during the day, the horn section followed their real passion of learning automotive repairs. Jim “Obo” Jensen (third from the left) not long after this photo was taken left the band and opened a body shop in Greengrove Ill. Which is still in operation today.

  17. TS says:

    “I’ll use this shoe gunk as hair grease and then I’ll fit right in with this crowd.”

  18. TS says:

    “I thought it was turtleneck day.”

  19. Chris says:

    “As new Trainee Adjusters learn valuable lessons about adjusting, one adjuster adjusts how much it will cost to fix the scrape on his shoe.”

  20. Becca says:

    I’m just fiddling with this thing, I really have no idea what I’m doing…….

  21. Carol says:

    Dang — that dog!  Look what I got on my shoe!

  22. Brent says:

    (From the guy on the left) Wow, I just realized we are all wearing the exact same outfit…. I feel lonely now.


    (From the guy second from the left) If someone asked me if I would rather watch this guy teach or watch paint dry, I’d ask “what color paint?”

  23. Harry says:

    Thought to self “Man I shouldn’t have had chili last night.”

  24. Filip says:

    “ah crap, i sat in gum again…”

  25. Rob says:

    “If I lean a bit to the right away from everyone, and appear to be looking at my manual, they won’t know that I’ve been asleep for 25 minutes now!”


  26. Merissa says:

    The 1970s’ music is disco.

    Love, Merissa

  27. Latasha says:

    “Was that a bolt or a screw that just pased me? Maybe I should take a quick look at the manual.”

  28. steph says:

    YES! I did remember to wear my dancing shoes for tonight!

  29. Jenn says:

    I believe these chairs will last 30 years they are so uncomfortable no one can sleep in them– I think they are still at the ADTC to this day!

  30. Chris says:

    “Focus: During trainning it’s ALWAYS the right thing to shoe. “

  31. Jeff says:

    The World Wrestling Federation committee begins to rethink their “Man vs. Machine” match.

  32. Arlette says:

    Theme music from The Godfather Part I

    From the four guys sitting back in their chairs:
    “we wouldn’t do it that way in Sicily”
    From the three guys leaning forward in their chairs:
    “we wouldn’t do it that way in New York”
    From the guy looking at his shoe “are these my shoes or Pauley’s?”

  33. Smart79 says:

    Is it time for a smoke break yet?

  34. Crystal Jackson says:

    :::reading::: “Milk… eggs… bread… Crisco… think our trainer could use some of that on the fly wheel there….”

  35. Craig says:

    “And, at the white shirt, black pants comittee, we learn how to fix cars.”

  36. Dennis says:

    This is exactly how a good GEICO claims adjuster regards an non-CEICO insured – claimant – disinterested, unconcerned and uncaring. Delay, Deny, Stonewall and Lowball. GO GEICO!

  37. GoGirl says:

    This is exactly how a good GEICO claims adjuster regards an non-CEICO insured – claimant – disinterested, unconcerned and uncaring. Delay, Deny, Stonewall and Lowball. GO GEICO!
    Haterade much?