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
perform to give him a better idea about her hearing loss.
what you do,' said the doctor, 'stand about 40 metres away from her, and
in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not,
go to 30 metres, then 20 metres, and so on until you get a response.'
That evening, Peg is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and Bert was In the den. He says to himself, 'I'm about 40 metres away, let's see what happens.' Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'
So he moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 metres 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 metres 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 metres away. 'Honey, what's for dinner?'
Again there is no response..
So he walks right up behind her. 'Peg, what's for dinner?'
'For feck sake Bert, for the FIFTH time, CHICKEN!'