View Full Version : It's hard growing old

18th April 2016, 09:55 AM
Frank 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 talked to the family Doctor to discuss the problem.

The Doctor told him there was 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

That evening, Frank's 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, 'Peg, 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. 'Peg, what's for dinner?'

'Frank, for the FIFTH time, CHICKEN!'

18th April 2016, 08:31 PM
A great example of conversations that occur several times a day in my household these days.:D

Some time ago I bought myself a "humourous" greeting card I spotted.

It has a photo of an "older couple" sitting on a park bench with comic book "speech balloons" applied.

Him. "Windy isn't it".
Her. "No Thursday".
Him. "So am I, lets go and get a cup of tea".

Another daily scenario for me.:rolleyes:

I can correctly hear some of the words people speak but at least 50% I have to guess from the context which is actually very tiring. This becomes a real problem when SWMBO is regailing me with some tale or other since, like most women :rolleyes: she tends to completely change the subject, apparently in mid sentence. I get increasingly confused and she gets increasingly annoyed.

Yes, getting old is hard work.:D

19th April 2016, 12:15 AM
My hearing is still perfect, but my wife has developed a horrible habit of mumbling......... :rolleyes:

Harold Gough
19th April 2016, 07:05 AM
The couple are in bed.

He "Do you want to go to sleep or what?".

She "What?"


20th April 2016, 10:40 PM
... my wife has developed a horrible habit of mumbling......... :rolleyes:

I tell mine she's mumbling but she just shouts at me.:rolleyes: