Thursday, June 17, 2004

a few jokes from my dad

An elderly lady called her telephone company to report
that when her
friends called, her phone usually failed to ring. On
the occasions when
it
did ring, her dog, who was tethered in her yard,
always moaned right
before
the phone rang.
>
> The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene,
curious to see if
this was
a case of a senile elderly lady or of a psychic dog.
He climbed a
nearby
telephone pole, hooked in his test-set, and dialed the
subscriber's
house.
>
> The phone didn't ring right away. Then, the dog
moaned loudly and the
telephone began to ring. The repairman climbed down
from the pole and,
upon
investigation, discovered the following:
>
> The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground
wire via a steel
chain
and collar.
>
> The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.
>
> The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current
when the phone
number
was called.
>
> After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning
and then urinate
on
himself and the ground.
>
> The wet ground would complete the circuit, causing
the phone to ring.
>
> All of which shows that some problems CAN be solved
by pissing and
moaning.

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