Is this the funniest auto insurance story of the year?

Published: November 29, 2017

Updated: July 24, 2018

Author: Luke Jones



Alyssa Stringfellow from Arkansas in the United States was going about the mundane process of getting auto insurance for her grandmother’s car. As is standard practice, the insurance provider requested to see photos of the car.

Mistaking herself for a vehicle, it seems, Stringfellow instead sent pictures of her standing from the front and from the side. The 25-year old school teacher only realised her embarrassing mistake when contacted by the insurance company. The carrier seemed to find the funny side with a witty reply:

"I am going to need pictures like you just took, except it needs to be of your vehicle," the reply read.

Realizing her mistake, Stringfellow did not stay red-faced for long and decided to post the pictures on Facebook with an explanation of what happened:

"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 posted on Facebook.

"She said he would need my driver's licence 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," She explained.

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," she joked.