Listen up Good

Submitted by - Ian Urie


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 a fortnight later, but in meanwhile asked the husband to carry out a simple informal test 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 was in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the living room.  He said to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."   Then in a normal tone he asked, 'Darling, what's for dinner?"  No response.


So he moved to the other end of the room, about 30 feet from his wife and repeated,  "Darling, what's for dinner?"  Still no response. Next he moved into the dining room, about 20 feet from his wife and asked,  "Darling, what's for dinner?"  Again he got no response.


So he walked up to the kitchen door, only 10 feet away.  "Darling, what's for dinner?"  Again no response.


So he walked right up behind her.  "Darling, what's for dinner?"

"Damn it Bob, for the fifth feckin time,  CHICKEN!"


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