Sunday, January 29, 2006


An Indiana farm wife called the local phone company to
report her telephone failed to ring when her friends
called-and that on the few occasions when it did ring,
her pet dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene,
curious to see this psychic dog or senile elderly

He climbed a nearby telephone pole, hooked in his test
set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone
didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly
and the telephone began to ring. Climbing down from
the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground
wire via a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling voltage
when the phone number was called.

4. After a couple of such jolts, the dog would start
moaning and then urinate on himself and the ground.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus
causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by
pissing and moaning.


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