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Thanks to Lisa for sending this one!
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
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
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.