A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called a family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor told him there was a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.
Here is what you do, said the doctor, stand 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, when the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner and he was in the den. He says to himself , ” I am about 40 feet away, lets see what happens.”. Then in a normal tone he asks, “Honey whats for dinner? ” No response. So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, “Honey, whats for dinner? Still no response. Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet feet from his wife and asks, “Honey whats for dinner?” Again he gets no response. Now he walks up to the kitchen door ; about 10 feet away. ” Honey whats for dinner?” Again there is no response. So he walks up right behind her.
“Honey whats for dinner?”
” James, his wife says, for the FIFTH time I’ve said CHICKEN!