[Jokes] Laffaday - A Dog's Life (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Thu Dec 23 17:07:03 GMT 2004

An elderly lady phoned  Verizon 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 barked 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 barked   
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 post   
via an iron chain and  collar.   

2. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling  current when   
the phone number was called.   

3.  After several such jolts, the dog would start barking and   
then  urinate on the ground.   

4. The wet ground would complete the  circuit, thus causing   
the phone to ring.    

Which goes to show that some problems can be fixed by just    
pissing on them. 

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