A fellow was finishing up his physical when the doctor asked if he had any other issues he needed to discuss. "Well, there is one thing, doc," said the man, "but it's about my wife." "Go on," said the doctor. "Well, she seems to be developing a hearing problem. About half the time when I say something to her, she just doesn't answer!" The medical man thought for a moment and said, "Here's what I want you to do. Go home and call your wife from the next room. If she doesn't answer, move to the doorway of that room and call her again. If she still doesn't answer, move fully into the room and address her again. If she still doesn't answer, stand directly in front of her and speak in a clear, loud voice. Of course, if she doesn't answer that time, you'll have to bring her in for an evaluation."
So, the guy thanks the doc for his advice, goes home, stands in the den and calls out to his wife who is in the kitchen:
"Honey, what's for dinner?"
Silence. He moves to the doorway between the two rooms and calls out:
"Dearest, what are we having for dinner?"
Nothing. He steps fully into the kitchen and again calls:
"Honey, what are eating tonight?"
Again, silence. So, the fellow steps fully into the kitchen and stands directly in front of his wife and says in a clear, loud voice:
"Darling, I said, 'What are we having for dinner'?"
"I've told you four times already, chicken!"
—2004 Casita Spirit Deluxe • 2009 Ford F-150 STX—
—Amateur Radio K5IQ—