Perhaps too many tMPers have heard of this story?

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  1. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    PHONE REPAIR-Lawrence, Kansas, December 12, 2008
    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.

    This demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by p***ing and moaning. ;)
     
  2. Independent Silver Band

    Independent Silver Band Active Member

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  3. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

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    Some? That's how I fix all of my problems...
     
  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

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    pmsl! And then the phone rang! ;)
     
  5. Kjata

    Kjata Member

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    Loooool!!! :)
     
  6. animal.22

    animal.22 Member

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    Classic !
     
  7. Martin

    Martin Member

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    Many a true word spoken in jest...!!!! :clap:
     
  8. Kjata

    Kjata Member

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    No animals were harmed in the making of this story.... were they????? ;)
     
  9. animal.22

    animal.22 Member

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    Not this one anyway :woo:woo :biggrin:
     
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