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"My power is out. When you come to fix it be sure to bring a truck with a tall enoug

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Mar 14, 2003.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    BGE received a call from a customer saying:



    "My power is out. When you come to fix it be sure to bring a truck with a tall enough bucket to remove the deer".

    The customer service rep prudently trying to gather helpful information to help diagnose the problem asked, "What deer"?

    The customer replied " There is a deer on top of one of the electric poles on Wilkes Rd about 1/2 mile west of Perimeter Rd".

    The customer service rep tried desperately to pull herself together and not laugh in front of the customer and replied, "We will dispatch someone right away to investigate the power outage. Thank you for the call".



    Upon completion of the call, the customer service rep proceeded to share the funny story with her coworkers in the office and they all had a good laugh.

    Well, low and behold, the serviceman who repaired the problem stopped by the customer service office the following day with the attached pictures.

    Sure enough, the poor deer had been hit by a train & landed on top of distribution feeder pole!
     
  2. A.F. Lineman

    A.F. Lineman

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    Actually them there are the lines that control the switches for the trains. Also some used to carry western union.
    Still interesting how it happened.
    Got a call for power out on a building by a lake. Seems a fish had landed on the x-1 transformer bushing on the pole. Dropped there by a Golden Eagle.
     

  3. Glock'r

    Glock'r Remember

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    I'm wondering how the deer could've been hit by the train. Was the deer deaf? Usually the sound of a snapping twig is enough to send a deer running, but an oncoming train doesn't scare it away? I suppose the deer could've had one of it's hooves caught in the track and couldn't get away. Either that or an alien spacecraft dropped it. :)

    Glock'r ;c
     
  4. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Some vandels moved the deer crossing sign.
     
  5. 93GT

    93GT The Ogre

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    yeah they can here a car coming too, but they still stand there mesmorized by the head lights. obviously you've never even come close to hitting a deer in your car. trains don't slow down at the sight of deer like people in vehicles normally do.