The insurance business can be confusing. Deductibles, terms, conditions and premiums. There is just so much to deal with and understand.
One young woman found out just how confusing the car insurance world can be in a recent dealing with her insurance agent.
In order to save money, Alyssa Stringfellow wanted to be added to her ‘Memaw’s’ car insurance policy. It seemed like a simple process. Memaw called her insurance agent and got the ball rolling. Alyssa was soon notified that she needed to send the agent a few things: her driver’s license number, date of birth, and a “picture straight on and a picture taken from each side.”
And here are her side pictures of course.
Gotta get the other side too!
Alyssa sent the photos over to her agent and went on about her day. It wasn’t until the next day, when she received an email from her insurance agent, that she realized the had made a mistake. An embarrassing mistake.
That’s right. The agent was asking for pictures of Alyssa’s car. Not her. Of course.
Alyssa laughed it off, calling it a “really, really…REALLY blonde moment.”
“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.”
Alyssa also noted that her mom took the pictures and that both of them had discussed “why in the world” an insurance agent would need pictures of her.
“You know what they say, you either have book smarts or street smarts, and I definitely do not have the latter!” said Alyssa.
Alyssa quickly obliged, sending this ‘straight’ picture.