Mayan Chieftan Ah Balam got the surprise of his life yesterday when he opened his mail to find a copy of a 2013 desk calendar, sent to him courtesy of his car insurance agent, Ix Cuat."I thought we were all on the same page with this." Balam said. "Apparently not!".
Across the country a normally sedate exercise in customer relations and marketing has become the fodder of heated debate among the Mayans, who mostly thought the world would end in late December 2012.
"It's total chaos in the Mayan community thanks to this one little incident." explained Anthropologist Myron Wigglesmith. "Who would have thought something so simple as a calendar would cause such commotion?"
For his part, insurance agent Cuat was just following orders from corporate headquarters. "They send us these calendars with our logo on them and ask us to send them out to all of our clients." He explained. "I thought it was weird at the time. After all we are a Mayan owned insurance company, Mutual Insured Destruction, but who am I to argue?"
A spokesman for Mutual Insured Destruction was unavailable for comment and callers to Mutual Insured Destruction are greeted with the following message: "We're sorry. All of our agents are busy right now preparing for the end of the world. If you'd like to speak to someone, please stay on the line and your call will be answered by the next available agent."