Funny Abi Story

In the night I heard this strange noise. It was ice pellets falling down on fresh snow. Now it looks to be snowing again. I will not be going out past the mail box on my porch, and that is treacherous enough. 

I wrote about customer service last week. Well, here is a funny Abi story.

Yesterday afternoon, I was calling my dental insurance carrier. I had just punched in the number, and then of course got the voice recording. After punching in the account number, the recorded woman's voice started asking questions. 

On the first one, Abi, who has sort of an asthmatic cough at times, started hacking/coughing (what I call it. ) It kind of sounds like "h-a-w-w-k-k." The recording heard this before I had a chance to say anything. The voice said: "I'm sorry. I did not understand. Please try again."

So I tried again. When the voice asked the question, Abi, right on cue it seemed, went "h-a-w-w-k-k." And again the recording said: "I'm sorry. I did not understand. Please try again."

By this time it was funny. I hung up and waited until she was done with her coughing fit, and called again.

You know, sometimes you just could not make up the stories that happen in your day to day life.

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  1. Oh my, Abi's story did give me a chuckle! Charlie and Abi are such darlings, looks like they have no idea it is treacherous in the snow. We are expecting the same conditions overnight and another possible winter storm this weekend. Old Man Winter has certainly been a little huffy this season.

    Stay cozy


  2. Oh my goodness, I was laughing so hard Sorry you had to hang up. Our animals are such fun! Sounds like you have a couple of great ones!

  3. My Rocky has a cough like that too. Any time I am forced to get on the phone, I have to shut myself in the bedroom, because one or both will start barking, or Rocky hacking. Too funny the automated system heard her hacking.

  4. That is hilarious! Some of our best laughs come from our dog!

  5. That IS funny, Brenda. It's amazing that they didn't say that they would connect you with a customer service person.. That's what they say to me when they don't understand what I'm saying or I don't say what they want to hear.
    Bless Abi's little heart.. She's cute out in the snow..

  6. LOL ! I hate having to go through robots / it is horrible
    Cute pics! She is so adorable in these...

  7. I love your dogs! They're just the cutest! I also love your dog stories. This latest delightful story gives me the giggles. A special thank you for brightening my day!

  8. That's so funny Brenda! Thanks for the laugh! ♥

  9. That's my Abi! They both loolk so cute out in the snow. Where are their coats?


  10. Oh that's cute!! Takes a little of the frustration out of waiting on hold, doesn't it?

  11. So funny, Brenda! Thanks for the giggle :)


  12. That is hilarious! I love hearing funny stories like that - it makes my day!

  13. Now I really LOL on that one! It's hilarious. Reminds me of the time I was in my husbands truck and tried to use onstar. It kept saying, pardon, pardon. The more it said it, the louder I got. Finally stopped yelling because it was so ridiculous.

  14. Oh this is too funny. LOL Sweet snow pics with the pups.

  15. Cute story. I have to make a couple of phone calls where I know I'm going to get a recording. Isn't it refreshing these days when you actually get a real person to talk to. By the way I like your new header. Hope your weather clears up soon. It's been quite a winter hasn't it!

  16. Your pupsters are such dolls!

    It is snowing here in NY yet again, forcing us to close our office. Every time we do we lose thousands. Not a good winter.

    Wish I had a four legged buddy to play with :/. Would you consider renting the pups?

  17. It is just hilarious ! I hate recorded voices, I want to speak with real persons.
    Have a nice day Brenda.

  18. Oh, Brenda...this has happened with my hounds barking Isn't that funny. They look so cute in the snow!


  19. I can talk clear as day into the receiver and it still can't understand me. I'm surprised they didn't repeat HAWK to you.

  20. That's just so funny! I hate those recordings. I miss the days of when you called somewhere and got a live person.

  21. Now when a telemarketer calls put Abi on.
    My Izzy does that. It's loud and annoying. My doctor says it's coughing. Weird for a cough.

  22. Those of you with these hacky-cough pups... is it just a winter thing? Maybe you need humidifiers?

  23. Too funny! The pups are so cute and I wish I had one sometimes, but I have all these kitties to take care of and there's just no room.

  24. I'm still laughing, and some of the comments are a riot too! Sometimes when a telemarketer calls, I just leave the call "open" and set the receiver down and let them hear all my funky household tasks. I get so tired of those types of calls... and your doggy coughing is just too funny! I think I'll chuckle about it all day!


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