Thursday, October 8, 2009

H is for...

I was on the phone today communicating with a doctors office. I was trying to spell a difficult name out for the woman on the other end...
A as in apple, N as in Nancy, S as in Sam etc...

H. H as in......

Nothing. Silence on the other end. My mind blank of ANY H words that would do H justice.

Hell. H as in hell!

It did the job. In fact the lady on the other end giggled. Name was successfully given. Information successfully exchanged.

I know. Probably not appropriate or professional. BUT probably better for me to say that than hooker and hussy. Both words that came to mind.

Isn't there some kind of universal tool for this? Doesn't the military use something helpful? What was the proper H word I should have been using?!

15 comments:

j said...

I think the more important question is why when under pressure to come up with words that start with "H", your first 3 options were: hooker, hussy, and hell.

FYI, I looked up what the military uses for "H", and it's Hotel. Given that you already had hookers and hussies on the brain, I'm surprised you didn't come up with that next. Maybe motel would have been a more natural progression. :)

dunnthat said...

Um, heaven? Hello? Where is your head sweetie? Get...out...of...the...gutter... :)

The military universal word for H is Hotel.

You are welcome.

eMily eLiZaBeTh said...

IM LAUGHING MY 'A' OFF RIGHT NOW ANNA....LOVE IT YOU HOOCHIE HOOKER HAGGARD HOEBAG:)
MABY USE HELICOPTER? I DONO. I LIKED HELL ANNA I LIKED IT SO MUCH.I LOVE IT WHEN MY LIL BFF CURSES LIKE A SAYLOR!
HEY U KNOW WHAT I HATE? V AS IN VICTOR, THAT ONE PISSES ME OFF, YUPPYS SAY THAT.

Anna said...

I know everybody. Not a good thing. I need to clean my little mind right up.

Thank you for the H info. Hotel will now be used.

Emily... I LOVE V as in Victor. Used it a lot when I use to live at my previous place of residence. I'm not a yuppy. Just liked saying V as in Victor. :) Victory!!

Marley Family said...

So funny! And so you!

Wendi said...

This one made me chuckle! I can't wait to meet you in person!

chancemusings said...

Ha! This one made me laugh! Can't wait to meet you in person!

Hannah LaRue said...

rude much...what about Hannah...after all I rhyme with your name! :)

dunnthat said...

Happy? Halloween? Health? Hot? Hermione? Hysterical? (as in I am...)

Jed and Valerie Smith said...

Too funny Anna... I think you just talk to your brothers too much!

CharlieJo said...

hehehe. cousin I love you. :) you make me laugh ALL THE TIME! Go you for improvising ;) When I worked at jetblue I had my own list that I made up since all I did was talk on the phone and had to repeat letters and numbers back. Although I never used Hell for H. hehe. I think I used Henry, House,or Hawaii. thanks for brightening my day! big HUG!

Natalie said...

About 3 weeks ago, my coworker had a voicemail from a client. He was spelling the email address he needed her to send something to. When he got to the letter P, he totally stopped. The voicemail went something like, this:

Client: P.... Oh man, P as in...... as in....I seriously can't think of anything. P as in....um....P as in......POTTY.

Mortified, he quickly finished the rest of the email and hung up.

We then played this voicemail over and over again and laughed until we cried.

Just be glad you were talking to someone in person rather than in a voicemail where it can be repeated FOREVER.

dunnthat said...

Hippo? Hill? Huge? Hilarious? Handicap? Hepa? Hat? Horn? Hiccup? Hurt? Hit? Help? Horticulture?

Taslim said...

Hi- I just randomly came across your blog as I find myself with a very rare opportunity to enjoy a quiet home on a Friday night (hubby's out and baby's asleep). Your wit has been amusing but THIS post made me tear as I am trying not to laugh out loud and wake the baby, thus ruining my quiet Friday night!!!

Riddles said...

I had a guy spell something to me that had "Q" in it and he used "Q" as in "Q-tip"....