Friday, 10 June 2016

Selective hearing.

Another Little Back Street.

I am saving this picture to produce a large painting from on my easel on my return home. So much atmosphere in this little street.

As I sit here this morning I am surrounded by birdsong and the sounds of people going about their life and the chores associated with caravan and motorhome living. It is wonderful almost a symphony of sound.

My hearing is very good and I am thankful for that, in fact all of my senses are good and that is something to rejoice in. I am though often accused of selective hearing by friends. "Yes you heard what I said you chose not to listen."

This reminds me of another tale.

A man feared his wife 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 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 s o on until you get a response.”
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the living room. 
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 to closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, “Honey, 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. “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
“James, for the FIFTH time I’ve said, CHICKEN!”

Sometimes in life the problems we face do not lie at the door of another they are caused by our own faults failings and weaknesses. 

Have a good day.

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