A man 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 I always have to repeat myself.'
'Well, 'the doctor replied, 'Go home tonight and stand about 15 feet from her and say something to her. If she doesn't reply move about 5 feet closer and say it again. Keep doing this so that we'll get an idea about the severity of her deafness' .
Sure enough, the man goes home and does exactly as instructed. He starts off about 15 feet from his wife in the kitchen as she is preparing dinner and asks, '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. Finally, he moves right behind her, about an inch away, and asks again, 'Honey, what's for dinner?'
His wife replied, 'for the forth time, I'm telling you -- it's chicken.'