Thursday, June 17, 2010

a few little tidbits ...


A Kansas 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 dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialled the subscriber's house.

The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring.

Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1 . The dog was tied to the telephone system'sground wire with a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signalling current when the number was called.

4.. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.

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.

Thought you'd like to know.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for a good night's sleep

for many different ways to learn, the least of which is to be teachable

that I don't always have to understand why people act the way they do, but it behooves me to know why I react the way I do

that I found myself watching America's Got Talent last night and actually enjoyed it!

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
- Arabic Proverb


Mary Christine said...

There is a marble quarry in Colorado, maybe I should make a trip over there.

Carol said...

That is very good information to have. I love the efficiency with which that mystery was solved.

Syd said...

Nice Dave. I don't understand about others either but have to deal with what I do. Wrote about this today.