Bert feared his wife Peg 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 the family Doctor to

discuss the problem.


The  Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband

could  use to give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing 



‘Here’s  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, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was

in the  den. 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 



No response.


So the  husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his

wife and  repeats, ‘Peg, what’s for dinner?’


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 dinner?’


Again he  gets no response.


So, he  walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away.

‘Honey, what’s for  dinner?’


Again  there is no response.


So he  walks right up behind her. ‘Peg, what’s for dinner?’


(I just  love this) ??


‘For God  sake, Bert, for the FIFTH time, CHICKEN!’