Sunday, April 15, 2007

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 the family doctor to discuss the problem. The doctor suggested a simple, informal test to get a better idea about her hearing loss.

"Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "Stand about 40 feet away from her, speak in a normal tone and 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 the husband was in the den. He thought to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away - let's see what happens." In a normal tone he asked "Honey, what's for dinner?" No response.

The husband moved closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife, and repeated, "Honey, what's for dinner?" Still there was no response.

Next he moved into the dining room, about 20 feet from his wife and asked, "Honey, what's for dinner?" Again no response.

He walked up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for dinner?" No response, so he walked right up behind her.

"Honey, what's for dinner?"

At last, an answer!



At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Clare said...

I like this! With a little restructuring it could be a lateral thinking puzzle (which I am collecting). Thanks Susan.


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