Joke 545

19 Sep

Thanks to Katherine Trauger at Home’s Cool for this one.

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English: Image illustrating the different type...

English: Image illustrating the different types of hearing aids. Retrieved from http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/hearingaid.asp on November 25th, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A man who was profoundly hearing-impaired made a long trip to the big city to obtain one of the miraculous new hearing aids that was supposed to be just what he needed to be able to hear again. Even before he left the office, he began experiencing sounds he had never dreamed of and marvelled at all he had been missing in the world of sound.  

After the fitting the doctor told him to return in a week to discuss adjustments.  

When the one-week check up was near the end, the doctor asked him, “Well, how did your family react to your new ability to hear? Were they as excited as I am?”  

The man replied, “Oh, I haven’t told them yet.  But I’ve got an appointment with a lawyer to change my will next week.”

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19 Responses to “Joke 545”

  1. terry1954 September 19, 2012 at 04:09 #

    haha

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  2. judithatwood September 19, 2012 at 04:32 #

    Excellent!

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  3. sonofwalt September 19, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Priceless!

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  4. adinparadise September 19, 2012 at 06:00 #

    Wily old chap. 🙂

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  5. taniamend September 19, 2012 at 07:47 #

    So good! Hahahha

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  6. idiosyncratic eye September 19, 2012 at 09:33 #

    New hearing aids are very revealing about the world. 🙂

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  7. kiwidutch September 19, 2012 at 10:48 #

    Funny …but sadly all too true in some families…

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  8. sharechair September 19, 2012 at 11:36 #

    Sending this to my friend who’s husband is about to get a hearing aid. She could use the warning! 🙂

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  9. katharinetrauger September 19, 2012 at 14:48 #

    The funniest thing about this joke is that it was told by a “wily old chap” who was completely unable to communcate without using sign. My teen daughter, who was learning American Sign Language for her foreign language requirement in high school and attending a convention for learners, got to observe as it was translated into spoken English for us. The glee on that ol’ guy’s face as the punch line approached was priceless. We have laughed about this one for years.

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  10. vivinfrance September 19, 2012 at 15:47 #

    This one hit very close to home – I’m seeing the ENT man next week.

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  11. Three Well Beings September 19, 2012 at 17:12 #

    Great metaphor for many of life’s challenges…keep your mouth shut, and just listen! 🙂 You’ll be better prepared to avoid many pitfalls! D

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  12. slpmartin September 19, 2012 at 19:32 #

    Now there’s a joke closely related to my profession…enjoyed it.

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  13. benzeknees September 20, 2012 at 06:47 #

    Love this one!

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  14. grannymar September 20, 2012 at 09:43 #

    What did you say? 😆

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  15. viveka September 20, 2012 at 13:27 #

    Good one, a bit like .. my grandma – bless her – she just heard what she wanted to hear … *smile. Yes, we should never take elderly people for what they look like *smile

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  16. Hudson Howl September 21, 2012 at 14:02 #

    Ah, and selective deafness is bliss.

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