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LUCY Episode 1


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THE OTHER NIGHT IN CHAT I MENTIONED THAT I HAD A FUNNY STORY

ABOUT MY DOG AND A CALL TO POISON CONTROL, BUT IT WAS FAR TOO LONG TO SHARE IN CHAT SO I'LL SHARE IT HERE. THIS WAS ONE OF MY CLASSIC "LUCY" MOMENTS.

 

I HAD JUST GOTTEN MARRIED AND WE BOUGHT AND MOVED IN TO OUR FIRST HOUSE. I SAW SOME ANTS IN THE BATHROOM SO NOT HAVING ANY CHILDREN, I THOUGHT IT WAS FINE TO BUY AND PLACE ANT TRAPS THERE. AS I WAS ABOUT TO GET IN THE SHOWER TO GO TO WORK ONE MORNING, I NOTICED THE TRAP WAS FLIPPED OVER AND THE DOG HAD A TINY DROP OF WHITE FROM THE TRAP ON HER NOSE. THERE WAS NOTHING ON THE BOX TO INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS HARMFUL TO HER. I THOUGHT IT BEST I CALL POISON CONTROL TO CHECK RATHER THAN COME HOME FROM WORK AND FIND THE DOG DEAD.

 

I'LL WRITE THE REST AS DIALOGUE TO MAKE IT A BIT EASIER TO FOLLOW. KEEP IN MIND THE OPERATOR THINKS I'M TALKING ABOUT A CHILD.

 

ME: HELLO, MY DOG MAY HAVE JUST EATEN A SMALL BIT OF ANT POISON

OP: WHAT HAVE YOU DONESOFAR?

ME: JUST GAVE HER SOME MILK IN A BOWL. SHE LAPPED IT UP. SHE SEEMS OKAY.

OP: HOW OLD IS SHE?

ME: I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE. I THINK A LITTLE OVER A YEAR.

OP: WHEN IS HER BIRTHDAY?

ME: MMM SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY I THINK

OP: HOW MUCH DOES SHE WEIGHT?

ME: ABOUT 45 POUNDS

BY NOW SHE HAS TO HAVE FAMILY SERVICES ON THE OTHER LINE!

OP:WHAT IS SHE DOING NOW?

ME: SHE JUST LAYING ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR BY MY FEET.

WAIT I'LL NUDGE HER WITH MY FOOT. SHE JUMPED UP . SHE SEEMS FINE.

OP: WHAT'S HER NAME?

ME: BEN

OP: EXCUSE ME?

ME: BEN

OP: CAN YOU SPELL THAT?

ME: B E N J I

OP: YOUR DAUGHTER'S NAME IS BENJI???

ME: NOT DAUGHTER....DOG!!!

OP: OMG I THOUGHT YOU SAID DAUGHTER YOUR DOG WILL BE FINE

 

BEN MANAGED TO OUTLIVE MY FIRST MARRIAGE AND LIVE TO THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 17.

 

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maria, that was a good one. i bet the operator really felt stupid after she hung up from that call. glad that benji was ok and lived so long. good story thx for sharing it with us.

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Maria--That's hysterical. I wrote a (true) story about my Dad on my blog sometime ago. In this instance, we had a dishwasher repair man who came to fix the dishwasher. It was morning and, as w/ many mornings in our household, it was hectic and everyone talking at once and also trying to make the dishwasher man feel comfortable.

 

In all this commotion, my Dad ended up taking the dog's heartworm medicine and was about to give the dog HIS heart medicine when he discovered what he had done. As w/ many things that happen in our family, you don't get much sympathy from other members of the family. We all rolled in the aisles laughing.

 

We decided to call Poison Control first. When my Dad related the story, they started laughing and suggested since the medicine was for dogs, my Dad should call the vet. The vet, after guffawing, suggested my Dad call his dr., since the vet doesn't treat people. My Dad called the dr. and didn't get any sympathy from him, either. Through his laughing, the dr. said "Its OK, Frank. Your hair is just going to glow nicely for a little while."

 

The poor dishwasher repair man couldn't get out of our house fast enough. He couldn't understand a family laughing at a man who had just ingested arsenic! (BTW: you have to ingest a LOT of arsenic before it does any harm. Heartworm medicine has only a trace) Take Care. LK

PS: My name is Lucy, so of course your story is the first one I had to read.

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hey Maria :

 

welcome to our wonderful world of blogging. you had me on floor laughing so hard. I now don't feel stupid with my own blonde moments your operator toped it

 

Asha

 

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