Thursday, April 9, 2009

Telephone trouble

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.


Neas Nuttiness said...

Thank you so much...but it ain't worked yet for me!

Clover said...

Hi Becky,
How are you doing? Just wanted to check in and send some puggy hugs to you and Sassy.
Love Clover xo

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hasn't worked for me yet either, Libby, but that won't stop me from tryin'!!

Raggedy Girl said...

I was just stopping by to see what you were up to. For some silly reason my hand, which was so much better, is really hurting today so I am not up to typing. So I made this little message to let you know I still came by...and I loved your post because I always do!

Roberta Anne...The Raggedy Girl

Tatersmama said...

Ummm... hun?
You needed to post a "warning" with this!
I spit coffee all ove my keyboard again!

Art with Liz said...

Ok, so sometimes it does work! Thanks for visiting my blog and I love Sassy. Fun blog.

Tatersmama said...

Becky, I woke up thinking about you this morning... I hope everything's going okay with you.

Have a wonderful Blessed Easter my friend!


Jientje said...

Came to check how you're doing too.
Happy Easter my friend!