Friday, July 21, 2006

Your Grounded

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” ~ Dale Carnegie

A Utah farm wife called the local phone company to report 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.

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



Blogger Ralph said...

That is great. Had a good laugh - thanks.

July 21, 2006 9:04 AM  
Blogger Deb @ Sugarfused said...

Poor dog! ;~)

July 21, 2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Good story Raggedy.

July 21, 2006 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a very good one. Keep it up, Cat

July 21, 2006 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, THAT was great!!!

July 21, 2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Pissing and moaning. Heh heh. Don't tell my kids!!

July 21, 2006 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my T13! Had to come over and check out yours. You've got some great jokes (I just sent the pissing and moaning one to my Dad), and I love all the bird clips! I'll be back!

July 21, 2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

The dog phone thing... FUNNY!

July 21, 2006 3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROTFLMAO! Help! I can't freakin' breathe!

July 21, 2006 4:22 PM  
Blogger Ed Bremson, MFA said...

Cute, Raggedy, cute

July 21, 2006 7:32 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Re your comment, why would you want to turn the music off?

July 21, 2006 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one sad mammal.

July 21, 2006 9:06 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

My oh my. You are staying up too late.

July 21, 2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Well, Gee Whiz, I've known that for years! LOL

July 21, 2006 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my.. poor dog!!

July 21, 2006 11:13 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, if true, it is Dog Abuse, for sure! But if it is just a joke/story...the punch line certainly gets you! (lol) But...I hate to think that this dog was tortured like that....!

July 21, 2006 11:48 PM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hello Raggedy ~~ A good story that
sounds as though it is true, or at
least possible. I am so glad that you enjoy my blog, thanks so much for your visits and comments. Hugs, Merle.

July 22, 2006 3:34 AM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

when most folks give their dog a ring, they play tug-o-war ;)

July 22, 2006 5:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent!!!! I love it

July 22, 2006 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to Dale C'! What's character - one of those old timey value deals???

July 22, 2006 11:47 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Poor doggy, but a funny story!!

July 22, 2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh my what a story! Can you imagine?! Poor doggy.

July 22, 2006 1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. That's a great one.

July 22, 2006 8:29 PM  

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