Sometimes the way insurance companies work seems to be a bit of a mystery. After adding herself to her grandmother’s policy, one woman got a request from the insurance company. They wanted some photos from the front, and of both sides. So 25-year-old Alyssa Stringfellow took some photos and sent them on.
Only one problem. The images were not of Stringfellow’s Kia Forte, but of Stringfellow. One from the front, one from the left side, and one from the right.
Stringfellow, a teacher from North Little Rock, Arkansas, didn’t understand why she needed to send in the images, but she obliged.
Her agent responded promptly. “Hi Alyssa, I am going to need pictures like you just took, except it needs to be of your vehicle. :)”
“Needless to say, I was ridiculously embarrassed, and everyone at work had a good laugh at my obvious misinterpretation,” she wrote on Facebook.
“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!”
“I was insuring myself on my grandmother’s car insurance when I decided to pose for the photos.”
“The guy from the insurance company rang laughing his head off after he received my email. I was totally embarrassed and mortified that his entire office had seen my photos. I did think it was strange that he wanted photos of me but I just thought he must need them to identify who I was,” she told the Daily Mail.
“My grandmother Carolyn was like, ‘he’s insuring the car not you’, and we’ve all laughed about it since.”
“I decided to share what happened on Facebook and it has since had over 10k shares.”
“I decided to add myself to Carolyn’s car and the insurance company rang her with the details I needed and their email address. This included my driver’s license number, my date of birth, and a picture straight on and a picture taken from each side.”
“I emailed the information along with the pictures that night but I woke up to them asking for the same photos but for the car. He’d told my grandma on the phone (who I call memaw) that he and his entire office were in hysterics at my obvious misunderstanding.”
“It was such a blonde moment but it has given so many people a laugh that I don’t care anymore.”