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Woman Makes Hilarious Mistake After Car Insurance Agent Asks For Photos
Alyssa thought she was doing exactly what the insurance agent wanted, but soon realized her hilarious mistake.
Patricia Lynn
09.22.21

Try as we might to do things correctly, it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes all you can do is laugh at yourself over a mistake – and no one knows this more than a woman named Alyssa Stringfellow.

She shared a story online that actually has others laughing along with her. It starts:

“I have been debating on whether or not to post this all day because it is PRETTY embarrassing to admit, but I have decided to go ahead and share my really, really… REALLY blonde moment with you guys,” she wrote on Facebook. “Hopefully you’ll get a good laugh out of it once I’m done! SO, here we go. Grab your popcorn because it’s story time.”

Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow
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Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow

In the age of social media people just LOVE to take photos of themselves and this may have gone to Stringfellow’s blonde head. She was asked to take a few pictures to submit to her car insurance company but they didn’t mean pictures of herself.

Pixabay - Michi S
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Pixabay - Michi S

However, that’s exactly what she sent them!

“Once upon a very recent time, I decided it would be a good idea to be added to my memaw’s car insurance policy. Everyone knows you save money with multiple cars, and being single and young…my insurance is pretty high. So, I called Memaw and asked her what she thought, and she preceded to call her insurance agent to find out what I needed to do to be added,” she explains.

“She called me back later that evening and said he would need my driver’s license number, my date of birth, and a picture straight on and a picture taken from each side. She gave me his email address and I emailed the information along with the pictures that night.”

Her memaw and car insurer had a pretty good laugh at her little faux pas.

“Sometime midmorning the following day (today *ahem*), I checked my email and find THIS response:

‘Hi Alyssa,

I am going to need pictures like you just took, except it needs to be of your vehicle.'”

Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow
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Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow

“As you can see, I didn’t send pictures of my car…I sent him pictures of myself!

I also had texts from my Memaw saying: ‘Alyssa Rachael, did you send him pictures of YOURSELF!? It was supposed to be of your car!’

So he had called my Memaw and told her, and apparently they laughed about it on the phone for a good five minutes.”

Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow
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Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow

Stringfellow was embarrassed by the situation but didn’t let that stop her from sharing the story with others to brighten their day with a laugh.

“Needless to say, I was ridiculously embarrassed; and everyone at work had a good laugh at my obvious misinterpretation. The crazy thing is, I asked my mom to take the pictures after I got off work, and we discussed why in the world he would need pictures of me, never once considering it was supposed to be of my car. But, you know what they say, you either have book smarts or street smarts, and I definitely do not have the latter!”

The post ended up going viral with more than 32K shares on her Facebook page and 6.4K on the Love What Matters Facebook page.

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Love What Matters Facebook Screenshot
Love What Matters Facebook Screenshot
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Love What Matters Facebook Screenshot

Others started sharing their absent-minded moments too.

“Many years ago I worked in the office of a grocery store and someone called wanting to know if we sold fish. I gave a little laugh and said, ‘no you should try the pet store.’ As soon as I hung up the phone it hit me that we in fact did sell fish in the seafood department. Lol,” said one Facebook commenter.

“Omg this is GREAT!!!!! thank you for sharing your misstep…i often do, like when I put two contacts in one eye and thought I was having a stroke!!!! In this cruel world, funny crap makes a difference!!!!”

So, while Stringfellow may not have “street smarts” she sure knows how to tell a good story and give people a good laugh!

Unsplash - chaitanya pillala
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Unsplash - chaitanya pillala

This is one of those situations that sounds embarrassing, but it really does make for a hilarious, classic story. We’re so glad she shared it.

Be sure to check out Alyssa’s Facebook post below!

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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