A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report that her phone failed to ring when her friends called–and on the few occasions when it did her dog would moan just before the phone rang.
A telephone line repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see the psychic dog–or senile old lady.
He climbed the telephone pole, hooked up his testing equipment, and dialed the suscriber’s house number.
The phone did not ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly and the phone rang.
Climbing down from the pole, the lineman found:
The dog was tied to the phone system’s ground wire with a steel chain and collar,
The wire connection to the ground rod was loose,
The dog was receiving 90 volts of signalling current,
And, after a couple of jolts, the dog would begin to moan loudly, then it would urinate.
The wet ground completed the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.
All of which proves that you can solve problems by pissing and moaning.
I just thought you should know.