Jun 4, 2010


Lawrence ,   Kansas, December  12, 2008

A Kansas 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  dog always moaned right before the phone  rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene,  curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a 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 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 with a steel chain and  collar.

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

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

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

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.

Thought you'd like to  know.

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