A couple years ago, lightning struck our house while eating turkey tacos. Among the many electronic disturbances it caused, all but 1 telephone was left working. I fought mercilessly with SBC and they just said it was our problem. Well, chasing down Frankie was more important than having multiple phones in the house and we didn't do a darn thing about for a couple years (but sprint up and down stairs to try to answer the phone in under 5 rings - and fail).
Last night, our 1 remaining landline quit. Dead. I called Behemoth Phone Company and they said they'd get right on it. Right.
Today, all the phone lines in the house miraculously came to life. Our procrastination was greatly rewarded. This is so cool.