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    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 called the family Doctor to discuss the problem.

    The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test he 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 lounge.

    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 he 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!'

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    I would laugh, too - if I could see the joke...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    I would laugh, too - if I could see the joke...
    [attachment=86500:whisper.gif] Because, she hears him every time. It's HIM that has the hearing problem!
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking33 View Post
    [attachment=86500:whisper.gif] Because, she hears him every time. It's HIM that has the hearing problem!
    Oh! That's an answer I really didn't expect, since presumably the Doctor would already have determined that it was his hearing that was defective since he wouldn't easily have heard the Doctor's replies to his original questions.
    Still, they don't tell that many jokes in Yorkshire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    ...they don't tell that many jokes in Yorkshire...
    because every one knows that "it's grim up north"

    Which reminds me of the one about the Vicar admiring the Yorkshire man's well kept garden and commenting on how, "marvellous was the Lord's handiwork." To which came the reply, "I'm not so sure about that, you should have seen the state it were in when he were looking after it himself."

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