Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pot calling the kettle black

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 so on until you get a response."

That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he washing the den. 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, PIZZA!"

Moral of the Story:
The problem may not be with the other one as we always think, could be very much within us..!


Debra L. Schubert said...

Great story. People in relationships often have trouble really hearing each other after a while. Wonderful reminder that sometimes the problem seems like it's "over there" when it's really "over here." ;-)

Sylvia K said...

A great reminder indeed! Perhaps we need to check ourselves first before assuming the problem is with another! Hope your week is going well!


nsiyer said...

Debra, the problem always is somehwere there. Thanks.

Thanks Sylvia, I am doing well.

Kavi said...

How i wish a whole lot of people knew this. And when i write these lines, i wonder about the black holes and blind sides that envelope me !


Ugich Konitari said...

The fine kettle,
a bit uppity;
the pot,
grandly boiling away
puffing some steam
at the kettle....

The vase on the
brushes aside a
blocking the view,
through the roses,
and says,
"At the end of the day,
its all
a nice cup of tea,
together ,
isn't it ....."

nsiyer said...

Kavi, Thanks for your nice comments

Excellent narration through poetry with the verses filled with deep meaning.Thanks Ugich Konitari.

Dewdrop said...

It takes a perceptive person to know that there is a problem, a sensitive one to point it out correctly and only the one without ego to look within for solutions.

How are you sir? Hope u r doing well...

Ugich Konitari said...

I have just done a poetry post on my poetry blog Strewn Ashes , using the wonderful story from here (with attribution and link to you). I hope this is OK with you....

nsiyer said...

Ugich Konitari, its perfectly okay. I am lucky that you have chosen to link.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Dew Drop, was missing your presence that you write so well.

Preeti said...

indeed a good lesson ...we never think about our own faults and limitations and always point fingers towards someoen else ...good one !!

Arundhati said...

My first visit. Enjoyed this one immensely.

Hmm.. most problems can be resolved easily if both sides in a relationship would put their respective egos aside

But in true love there *IS* no ego only harmony