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Strange telco problem

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  1. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    An elderly lady phoned her telephone company to report that 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 lady.

    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 current 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.
  2. reminds me of the time a fireman was sitting out side the firehouse
    and a young boy comes by with his red wagon
    and a dog and cat in front pulling it all proud the boy was when he
    stopped as he showed the fireman his little red wagon was really a
    fire truck complete with garden hose small fire extinguisher and fire
    the fireman takes one look and notes great job but do you not think
    the cat could do a better job of pulling the wagon if the rope was
    tide to his collar rather than around its testicles. oh no goes the
    young boy the cats the siren.
  3. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Haha.. That would sound pretty close.
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