Posted 01-19-2004 at 18:31:25
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Probably not true, but a great story!)
An elderly lady called her local telephone companyto say that her telephone failed to ring when her friends called; and that on the few
occasions when it did ring, her dog always barked before the phone rang.
The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog and/or senile elderly lady. He climbed a nearby pole, hooked
in his test set, and dialed the subscriber's house.
At first, the phone didn't ring, but the dog barked loudly, and then the telephone did 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 make water on the ground.
4. The wet ground would complete the circuit and the phone would ring.
Which shows you that some problems can be fixed by just taking a leak on them.