Did you know that about 10% of the US population has a genuine fear of the notorious number thirteen? Even more specifically they fear thirteen when it falls on a Friday. This is known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, which results in financial losses exceeding $800 million annually. Those that fear thirteen will avoid committing plans for any major life event. Like getting tattooed, getting married, traveling or in the most severe cases, going to work. But, how did this numerical superstition get started?
According to an article written by History Channels Barbara Maranzani entitled "What's so unlucky about the number thirteen?", the superstition all began around an early myth surrounding the origin of the fear involving one of the world’s oldest legal documents, the Code of Hammurabi. These ancient documents reportedly omitted a 13th law from its list of legal rules. In truth, the omission was simply a clerical error that was made by one of the document’s earliest translators who failed to include a line of text. In point of fact, the code doesn’t actually numerically list it's laws at all.
Maranzani goes on to explain that the fears surrounding the number 13 are primarily a Western construct. So, is the number 13 lucky in other cultures? Absolutely! Cultures, like the ancient Egyptians, considered the number thirteen to be very lucky. It seems rather silly that from someone else's editing error our number thirteen catches such a bad rep. So, in honor of the number thirteen (a rather misunderstood number) Abby Connect is celebrating just how lucky it really is by reflecting on thirteen of our fabulous reviews.
Abby Connect is the best that we have used. They were able to choose a local phone number for us as well. So, whenever we told them the area code, they were able to provide that to us. They're very personable and I absolutely love them. It's very good and a lot more better to have somebody like them around, as opposed to having an actual receptionist here.
- VANESSA G., SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
I really like that it was gonna be the same team of people doing it all the time. And they had very high reviews with doctors and law offices. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to bring that level of professionalism to my business. Also, the price point is way less than having someone working in my office. It’s been fantastic with them. I get a lot more work done now that I’m not answering robocalls which just infuriate me. Furthermore, speaking with the Abby Connect team is quick and easy.
- CHRISTOPHER P., SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
I highly recommend Abby Connect over other less expensive services. You do get a much higher quality service and experience for your customers/clients which for us is a must!
- DANIEL E., SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
We were dissatisfied with the company that we had before, then went online and Abby Connect popped up. Abby was easy to work with and 100% better than the previous company. We’re very satisfied with our experience.
- LOLA W., WEALTH MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Their energy on the phone is dynamic and I couldn't replicate it. And, that's exactly the energy that I need and want to represent my business.
- ANDREW F., REAL ESTATE BROKER
Abby Connect has been stellar. Setting up the system was really easy. And, Abby Connect's customer service team always answered questions clearly. They're great and they've done a wonderful job. In fact, a lot of times we've had guests compliment us for our choice of receptionists.
- CHRISTOPHER D., PRIVATE TOURS CEO & PRESIDENT
I’m glad I heard about Abby Connect. I used to have another live answering company but, it wasn’t as personal as Abby.
- TERRIANCE M., TECHNOLOGY COMPANY CEO
They’ve very pleasant and professional, and they know what they’re doing. It is one less big thing for me to worry about. It gives me a lot of additional time to do what I need to do.
- CHRISTOPHER M., LAW FIRM OWNER & ATTORNEY
They provided the bilingual capabilities which is huge for us because of our labor force. They put a warm, friendly voice in front of every phone call.
- CHASE C., SMALL BUSINESS OWNER
Abby Connect saved me a lot of time and now I’m more efficient. I can focus on my work knowing that my needs are captured.
- ANGELICA K., LAW OFFICE PARALEGAL
Abby Connect is light years ahead of the previous live-answering service that I used. I actually get comments from people that call me, talking about how they're not going to steal them but, that they love my receptionists.
- DAVE C., MARKETING CONSULTANT
I used Ruby for a little while before using Abby Connect and I like Abby better. Abby Connect is a more personable, easy to deal with and they try to make me happy. Partnering with Abby Connect has been a good thing. Clients are happier and everyone else in the office was happier too.
- ANDREW M., INSURANCE BROKER
In general, it’s been one of the most outstanding customer experiences I’ve had because of their attitude while they’re on the phone with you. For me, to have the confidence to know that my phones are at least being answered in such a cheerful, happy way is awesome and refreshing and also to know that they are on top of it.
- CHRIS C., PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CEO
Wow! I don't know about you, but we feel pretty lucky after reading our thirteen great reviews. If you could use a lucky thirteen like ours for your business start our free trial below or give us a call today at 877-303-5757.
Wishing you all the best of luck in your business!
From: All of us at Abby Connect & the Number Thirteen