From the Rose Law Group Growlery
Even with expensive hearing aids, I still struggle to make out what people are saying. Some people joke that being mostly deaf is a blessing when it comes to being chewed out by one’s wife.
It’s no blessing because she becomes a very frustrated spouse, suffering from “double-talk,” having to repeat (at least once) what she said.
So, I’ve got to come up with a tactic to make whatever I say in response to her questions will be an sensible answer.
It will be a risk, but worth trying.
If I answer “ yes” or “no, I’ve got a 50-50 chance of bunting to get on first base safely.
Wife: “What are you fixing for dinner?”
As you can see, the yes-no tactic doesn’t work when specifics are required.
Let’s try “maybe.”
Are you happy I won $300 in the Lottery?
I could take a gamble if it sounded like a number were required.
“What time are we supposed to be at the Smiths for dinner?”
Face it, there is no sure way to fake a conversation with your spouse, unless you’re a master lip reader. She’s only going to double-talk, then yell before responding with only a glare.
Seeking undeserved sympathy, I’ve asked her if she would like to trade places — she being the one hard of hearing?
“Why don’t you write a column about it?”