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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

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene,
curious to see this psychic dog or senile elderly

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

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

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

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