We all make innocent mistakes sometimes.
Whether it’s because we don’t know any better or we’re simply having an off day, harmless misunderstandings are a totally normal and natural thing.
I’ve had plenty of experiences in which I made a silly (or, in retrospect, stupid) mistake. While it was never the end of the world, I remember wanting to forget about each particular moment as quickly as possible — and I still cringe a little bit looking back on some of my more ridiculous goofs.
But one young woman took her self-described “blonde moment” and turned it into a hilarious viral story that people all over the world can relate to.
Alyssa Stringfellow’s car insurance saga was recently shared by Love What Matters, and people seriously can’t stop laughing at her hilarious mistake.
Scroll through to read all about Alyssa’s funny misunderstanding!
Thumbnail Photo: Facebook / Alyssa Stringfellow
[H/T: Daily Mail]
Alyssa Stringfellow is a teacher from Little Rock, Arkansas.
On November 2, 2017, Alyssa shared the story of a funny mistake she made when she was in the process of being added to her grandma’s car insurance policy.
The story quickly went viral, with over 19,000 shares on the original post at last count.
Alyssa’s post was picked up by Love What Matters a few days later, where it reached even more people.
In the totally candid post, Alyssa writes:
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. 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.
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 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.
Sometime midmorning the following day (today *ahem*), I checked my email and find THIS response:
I am going to need pictures like you just took, except it needs to be of your vehicle.’
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.
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!
Alyssa later explained:
“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. My grandmother Carolyn was like, ‘He’s insuring the car not you,’ and we’ve all laughed about it since. […] He’d told my grandma on the phone 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.”
Commenters couldn’t get enough of Alyssa’s hilarious misunderstanding and the earnest way she did what she thought the insurance agent was asking.
Many of them chimed in to support her and shared their own stories of innocent mistakes and misunderstandings.
Everyone had a good chuckle at Alyssa’s story.
Being able to make fun of yourself and laugh at your mistakes is such an important quality!
Have you ever made a mistake like this?
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