Man went to his doctor saying that
he thought his wife was deaf but did not want to upset her by asking direct, what could he
The doctor said, "Go into the room and, if his wife had her back to him, just say
something in a normal voice and move forward saying the same thing until she hears".
The man went home and, finding his wife at the kitchen sink with her back to him said,
"What's for dinner dear?".
No reply, so he moved forward and repeated, "What's for dinner dear?". Still no
Moves still nearer and again says "What's for dinner dear?". Still no
He then positions himself just a foot behind her and again says "What's for dinner
She answers, "For the fourth time, shepherds pie!".