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SPRINGER FARMS MURRAY GRE

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PHONE PROBLEM...
>
> 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 the 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 goes to show that some problems CAN be fixed
> by pissing and moaning. :lol: :cboy:
 
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