Woman left embarrassed after sending selfies to her insurer

Staff writer
(Facebook - Alyssa Stringfellow)

If your insurer asked you for 'front and side photographs' you'd probably understand that it was requesting pictures of the car you're attempting to insure. However, that wasn't the case for one Alyssa Stringfellow from Arkansas, who's been left red-faced after she sent the company photographs of herself.

"I decided to go ahead and share my really, really... REALLY blonde moment with you guys," she posted on Facebook. While putting herself on her grandmother's car insurance, the insurance agency said Stringfellow would need to provide her driver's license number, date of birth, and "a picture straight on and a picture taken from each side."

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"She gave me his email address and I emailed the information along with the pictures that night."

The next day, she woke to a message in her inbox, saying "I am going to need pictures like you took, except it needs to be of your vehicle."

Stringfellow's mix-up has been shared over 20,000 times since she posted it to Facebook – hopefully forewarning other motorists against doing the same thing.

"Needless to say, I was ridiculously embarrassed," she admitted. "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.

"But you know what they say, you either have book smarts or street smarts, and I definitely do not have the latter!"


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