a kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called. she also reported that on those occasions when it did ring, the sound made her dog moan EVERY TIME BEFORE the phone rang.
the telephone repainman proceeded to the scene and was curious to see the psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set and dialed the subscribers house phone number.
the phone did not ring right away. then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring.
climbing down from the pole the repairman was AMAZED to find:
1. dog was tied to the telephones ground wire with a steel chain and collar.
2. wire connection to the ground rod was loose.
3. dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.
4. after a couple of jolts dog would start moaning and then urinate.
5. wet ground would complete the circut, thus causing phone to ring.
PROOF THAT SOME PROBLEMS ARE FIXED BY PISSING AND MOANING.