Posted by: Rob | March 9, 2009


From a freebie rag newspaper* that winds up in my mail box once or twice a week:

An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.  He went to the doctor and the doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100 per cent.

The elderly gentlemen went back in a month to the doctor and the doctor said, “Your hearing is perfect.  Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.”

The gentleman replied, “Oh, I haven’t told my family yet.  I just sit around and listen to the conversations.  I’ve changed my will three times!”

* I use the term “newspaper” loosely.  It’s published by one of the big city local dailies and is targeted at the rural folks in the surrounding hinterlands.  It’s a collection of “human interest” articles, reprints of “author unknown” humour pieces, community notices and advertising.   Good for lining the bottoms of bird cages and compost pails.


  1. An oldie but a goodie, straight out of the pages of the Reader’s Digest. Reminds me of talking to my dad and his girlfriend, both of them deaf as doorposts. I hope Dad didn’t get new hearing aides, or I will be left out.

  2. used to have such a local rag… it was really just an advertising supplement. allowed the bigger paper to charge more for ads by claiming a massive distribution. even though birds were the primary audience!

  3. Silverstar beat me to it. This drips of Reader’s Digest homespun Norman Rockwell humor.

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