Posted 11-10-2003 at 16:13:43
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An elderly gentleman of 85 feared his wife was getting hard of
hearing. So one day he called her doctor to make an appointment to have her
hearing checked. The doctor made an appointment for a hearing test in two weeks,
and meanwhile, he said, there's a simple informal test the husband could do to
the doctor some idea of the state of her problem.
"Here's what you do," said the doctor, "start out about 40 feet away from her,
a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30
then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response."
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and
he's in the living room. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet
away, let's see what happens." Then in a normal tone he
asks, "Honey, what's for supper?"
So the husband moves to the other end of the room, about 30 feet from his wife
repeats, "Honey, what's for supper?" Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet
from his wife and asks, "Honey, what's for supper?" Again he
gets no response so he walks up to the kitchen door, only 10
feet away. "Honey, what's for supper?"
Again there is no response, so he walks right up behind
her. "Honey, what's for supper?"
"Dang it Earl, for the fifth time, CHICKEN!"