A concerned husband went to a doctor to talk about his wife.
He says to the doctor, "Doctor, I think my wife is deaf because
she never hears me the first time and always asks me to
repeat things." "Well," the doctor replied, "go home and
tonight stand about 15 feet from her and say something to
her. If she doesn't reply move about 5 feet close and say it
again. Keep doing this so that we'll get an idea about the
severity of her deafness".
Sure enough, the husband goes home and does exactly
as instructed. He starts off about 15 feet from his wife in the
kitchen as she is chopping some vegetables and says,
"Honey, what's for dinner?" He hears no response. He
moves about 5 feet closer and asks again. No reply. He
moves 5 feet closer. Still no reply. He gets fed up and
moves right behind her, about an inch away, and asks
again, "Honey, what's for dinner?"
She replies, "For the fourth time, vegetable stew!"