A woman who began shouting so loudly at her dog was ‘so embarrassed’ when a workman refused to leave her house because he thought she was fighting with her husband.
The single woman was trying to stop her dog, called Mike, from barking at the window when she began yelling at him out of sheer frustration.
Speaking to Reddit, she explained how the workman, who was installing new internet cables to house, presumed Mike was her husband due to his “human name”.
She said: “Mike was at the window barking his head off so I pulled him into a bedroom to chill.
“He was still being crazy and it was a long day so I was shouting ‘Mike you are so f***ing annoying right now, shut your mouth before I beat you with this spatula’ and similar phrases.
“I think I smacked the wall with the spatula at one point. I would never actually hit an animal.”
After 30 minutes, the woman noticed the man was still “fussing around” with the cables so she went to check on how he was getting on.
She added: “I went out to see if something was wrong and he was just fidgeting nervously.
“He finally said he had been done for half an hour but was waiting to come back in until I stopped fighting with my husband, Mike.”
Embarrassed by the situation, the woman tried to explain how her stubborn dog has been ignoring her commands, despite her deep commitment to his training.
She admitted she can result to yelling at him when she is frustrated.
The woman said: “The cable guy was afraid to come inside; he thought I was beating my husband.”
While most users laughed about the mix up, others urged her to continue with her dog training and to try other methods other than yelling.
One user said: “Top marks for that twist ending – I was expecting the cable guy to be named Mike.”
Another user added: “Now I’m worried that this cable guy might be turning a blind eye to all sorts of things he ought to be reporting.”