July 02, 2019
It's a really good gesture caring about someone enough to take time out of your day to take care of them when they're sick. But what if you're the one that needs the help? The gentleman in this fictitious story found out the truth the hard way.
A senior man feared his elderly wife was becoming hard of hearing. So, being a kind and loving husband, he called her doctor to make an appointment to have her hearing checked.
The doctor said he could only see her in two weeks, but in the meanwhile, he suggested an informal test the husband could do to give the doctor some idea of the dimension of the problem.
"It's really quite simple," the doctor said over the phone.
"Here's what you do. Start about 40 feet away from her, and speak in a normal conversational 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, While his wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, he says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."
"Honey, what's for supper?" he yells.
There's no response.
So he moves to the other end of the room and from about 30 feet away, shouts:
"Honey, what's for supper?"
Still no response.
So he moves into the dining room, only about 20 feet away and yells: "Honey, what's for supper?"
He walks to the kitchen door and from 10 feet away he yells: "Honey, what's for supper?".
But there's still no response.
So he walks right up behind her and yells: "Honey, what's for supper?"
And his pained wife yells back:
"FOR THE FIFTH TIME, ROAST CHICKEN!"
Somebody needs a hearing test, but it's definitely not her! Get your hearing tested every now and then - if only to prove to your family that yours is just fine.
Remember to share this joke with your friends if it made you laugh. And while deafness is no laughing matter, the residents of Newton know how to rise above.
This year, a Massachusetts neighborhood showed the true meaning of "Love thy Neighbor" when they came together to learn sign language in order to make one special little resident feel welcome.
Samantha Savitz, a 2-year-old from Newton, was born deaf but her neighbors wouldn't let her disability make her feel alone.
After hiring a sign language instructor to teach whoever wanted to learn, the Savitz family were touched to see how many people showed up to learn how to speak to Samantha.
Over 20 neighbors reportedly started taking American Sign Language classes purely so they could communicate with the little girl.
Faith in humanity restored.
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