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Old 01-26-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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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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Old 01-27-2009, 12:06 AM
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Location: Out there somewhere...
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LOL, that was good.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:49 AM
 
Location: California
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The repairman was really connected and shocked after his ivestigation, the dog was really urinning to get off that leash
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Lol, good one!
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: west coast
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Were there any animal cruelty charges?
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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Had to send that one to my spouse, who will find it of particular interest and relevance for his office... thanks for the giggles!
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Xd
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: S.Dak
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thanbk you!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Great one!
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