Sunday, January 4, 2015

Look for the Sixth Blue Wire from the Center ...


On occasion, I will see a lineman working on the phone 
or cable lines. It is always a mystery to me how 
he knows which of the tiny wires is causing the problem, 
but when he stabs the tangled mass of color 
with his probe, he does, invariably, come up with 
the one that needs repair. Here, however, the entire cable 
had had its transmissions brought 
to a very abrupt end.

5 comments:

mumbaiiteanu said...

wow, so many colorful wires. I could never locate the sixth blue one from any side :-)
so complicated.

Julie said...

Now I need to watch as the next lines-man joins another cable to this shafted one. Should give him lots of overtime ...

William Kendall said...

Your title today sounds like something out of a bomb squad procedural! I'd be lost trying that.

Petrea Burchard said...

I love the photo! Colorful and gritty at the same time.

Speedway said...

I made another trip past the lopped off cable. As I'd thought, the telephone pole next to the cable was really badly damaged, with huge shards broken out of it. I guess a truck it, necessitating the removal of the cable.