Husband Thought His Wife Was Losing Her Hearing And Decided To Test Her Out

There’s no question that every good marriage requires clear lines of communication to work. The value of being able to discuss your problems, understand, and feel understood by your spouse simply cannot be overstated. Sadly, far too many couples find themselves in situations where they are no longer able to communicate well with each other. In some marriages, people may feel as though they speak different languages, as two people will often look at the same situation from entirely different perspectives. The husband, in this joke, was having a tough time communicating with his wife, although not for a reason, one might think. He believed that she literally could not hear him. So, based on their doctor’s advice, he decides to give his wife a simple hearing test, only to find a rather unexpected result. 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!’