Husband Thought His Wife Was Losing Her Hearing

As we get older, things start to slowly stop working as well as they used to. For example, when I was a kid, I used to read under the covers with a flashlight after bedtime. Anytime I got caught, my mom said I was going to “ruin my eyes.” However, I had perfect vision for most of my life until I turned 50. Then, I suddenly needed reading glasses. Then, one night I was awakened in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in one of my knees, like a pulled tendon. I asked my husband, “so now we’re getting older, things just start breaking in our sleep???” Ha! Well, the fact of life is that as we get older, some things just don’t function at optimal levels. But be sure the problem is not you before you go accusing your spouse of being blind or deaf. The joke below has a good lesson in it, and it’s hilarious.

Fred feared his wife Rhonda 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 the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.

‘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 dinner?’

No response.

So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, ‘Rhonda, 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. ‘Rhonda, what’s for dinner?’

‘Damn it, Fred, for the FIFTH time, CHICKEN!’

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