Jack Goldstein, an older gentleman woodworker, feared his wife, Becky,
was getting hard of hearing.
So one day Jack 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 said that meanwhile there's a simple informal test the
husband could do to give 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, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you.
If not, go to 30 feet, 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 thinks to himself that he is about 40 feet away.
"Let's see what happens," he mutters.
Then in a normal tone he asks, ''Honey, what's for supper?" No response.
So Jack moves to the other end of the room, about
30 feet from Becky and repeats, "Honey, what's for supper?"
Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from
Becky 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?"
(I just love this!)
"For God's sake, Jack! For the FIFTH TIME. CHICKEN!"