Laughter is the best medicine and when we can giggle at ourselves, it helps make an embarrassing moment more tolerable. Alyssa Stringfellow could not believe what she had done and blamed it on a “blonde moment” — then she shared her comical saga on social media.
She decided to post her funny story on Love What Matters and it’s since gone viral. Alyssa debated whether or not to disclose her blooper because it was “PRETTY embarrassing to admit,” she said.
It all started when she decided to switch up her car insurance…
Alyssa hoped to be added to her grandma’s vehicle insurance policy, since you can save money by insuring multiple cars on one policy. Since she was single and young, her individual insurance policy was awfully high, she admitted.
Her grandma, a.k.a Memaw, contacted her insurance agent and learned what Alyssa had to do to add herself. It sounded pretty simple.
Alyssa needed to provide the insurance agent with her driver’s license number, date of birth and a picture taken “straight on and a picture taken from each side.” She had the agent’s email address and sent in the information the agent requested.
But there was one hitch…
Alyssa received an email from the agent afterward who clarified that while the pictures she snapped were great, they needed to be of the actual vehicle. Not her.
Whoops! Alyssa was mortified!
Even Alyssa’s grandma texted her, stunned that she had taken pictures of herself and not her vehicle. Memaw couldn’t believe it!
“Alyssa Rachael, did you send him pictures of YOURSELF!? It was supposed to be of your car!”
Apparently the insurance agent had contacted Alyssa’s Memaw and they had quite a good chuckle about the incident for at least five minutes, she said. Alyssa was horrified!
“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!”
Alyssa, the agent and her Memaw weren’t the only ones who found the situation quite comical. Her post has received more than 35,000 reactions and has been shared more than 6,000 times.