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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Witty Wednesday #3 - A Shocking Tale

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My 3rd Witty Wednesday
An Elderly Lady and the Telephony Company: Courtesy of Comedy Central's Jokes.com Newsletter ...

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

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 found:

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 loose.
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 ground.
5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.

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where I've enjoyed Witty Wednesday for a while now,
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Thought for Today
"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number." Edith Armstrong

12 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL....yep, I'm one of the best pissers and moaners around. Gotta love this.

Karen said...

**Groan** I was wondering where this was going--too funny!

Jo, a retired teacher said...

That gave me a good chuckle this morning!

Sylvia K said...

Great giggle and I'm definitely one of those pissers and moaners, too.

Betty said...

That is so funny. I had not heard that one before. Thanks for the laugh.

George said...

Thanks for the chuckle.

Akelamalu said...

OMG that was soooo funny!

ChrisB said...

I've seen this one before but it still made me laugh.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi again....I posted your award you sent me via email...thanks again!!!

Patti said...

This is cute. I was wondering where it was headed.
Thanks for the smile ;-)

I like the quote about the telephone of my mind...I would like some of those things to forget my number as well.

Pamela said...

oh for pity's sake. ha ha.

A friend and I thought about starting a business called that (P/ss/ng & M*@ning.)

Tammy said...

Hehehe!

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