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A South Carolina farm wife

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Nowhere Man, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man

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    A South Carolina 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.