Voice Recognition And Siberian Singing

Rusty

Those of you who follow our Facebook page may have heard part of this story, but we wanted everyone to hear.

We are having some work done by our satellite TV system, so DirecTV called Sunday morning to confirm the appointment time. Problem number one is that they were using one of those automated voice recognition systems. Problem number two is that The Herd likes to sing when the phone rings. The call went something like this.

Ring. Ring. Ring.

The Herd, “Howl.”

“Hello, this is DirecTV and we are calling to confirm that a technician will be at your house on Wednesday, August 29, at 8 a.m. Please confirm by saying “Confirm”, or “Reschedule” to reschedule the appointment or “Cancel” to cancel the appointment.”

The Herd, “HOWL!”

Hu-dad, “Confirm.”

DirecTV, “We are sorry, but we were unable to understand your reply. Please confirm by saying “Confirm”, or “Reschedule” to reschedule the appointment or “Cancel” to cancel the appointment.”

The Herd, “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

Hu-dad shouts, “CONFIRM.”

DirecTV, “We are sorry, but we were unable to understand your reply. Please confirm by saying “Confirm”, or “Reschedule” to reschedule the appointment or “Cancel” to cancel the appointment.”

Hu-dad runs into the next room and screams, “CONFIRM.”

The Herd follows, “HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWL!”

DirecTV, “We are sorry, but we were unable to understand your reply. Please confirm by saying “Confirm”, or “Reschedule” to reschedule the appointment or “Cancel” to cancel the appointment.”

Hu-dad locks himself into a bathroom and yells, “CONFIRM.”

DirecTV, “Thank you for confirming the appointment. Please call if you have any further questions. Good-bye.”

Hu-dad exits the bathroom to find The Herd curled up and quietly sleeping.

Qannik

Are we helpful or what?

11 Comments

  1. [email protected] on August 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    OMG – that’s hilarious!

  2. siku marie on August 28, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Hey, we sing for the ring, too! Maybe you guys ought to open an answering service. We love the idea of hu-dad locked in the bathroom shouting! Well done!

  3. Huffle Mawson on August 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    That is the best thing I have read about in days! I love it.

  4. All Things Collie on August 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Lol, love it! What helpful dogs!

  5. The Ao4 on August 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Ha roo roo roo! Way to go, you guys!!!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  6. Cindy on August 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Those automated voice systems are annoying enough, but to have a herd of howling pups in the background “helping” you talk to it is too funny!

    Cindy

  7. jane on August 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    OMG!!! Now that’s too funny. I thought kids were noisey when it comes to being on the phone. I only had 1 husky and he wasn’t too bad, but now i have a german sheperd and he loves to rapidly and constantly squeak his squeaky toy. So annoying when on the phone. Most people laugh if their on the other end. Hugs and kisses to the herd.

  8. houndstooth on August 27, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I really needed this story on this particular Monday morning! Thank you, Herd!

  9. Ruger on August 27, 2012 at 7:01 am

    It is SO not you fault guys that the stoopid phone doesn’t understand Dog. You were only trying to help hu-dad after all.

    Tail wags
    Ruger

  10. Khumbu on August 27, 2012 at 3:54 am

    Bol that is a wonderful story, how helpful you all are 🙂

  11. Sam on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 am

    They are always sweet angels aren’t they? Especially within about two seconds of being seriously annoying!

    Sam

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