Monday, 1 September 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration # 43


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 was in 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 he got 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?" "Honey, for the FIFTH time I've said, CHICKEN!"


Lesson from the story:

Problem may not be with the other one as we always think, could be very much within us..! So don't always blame others for the thing that you may lack.

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18 comments:

Cess said...

LOL, it s very funny, and so true, it is so much easier to blame somebody else rather thinking it s coming the person itself. Where do u get all these Monday Morning inspiration btw? these are really and interesting to read.
C.

Vinoth Thompson said...
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Ms Cris said...

@Shalini,
Good story, and something I have read before. Not trying to be bossy, but just as a rule, I believe when we use stories from elsewhere we should mention the link or the source from where it was taken. So in case you forgot to mention that, this would be a good time to add it.
Happy Blogging :-)

Arv said...

Thats a nice thought for everyone Shalini... Thank you...

Hope you had a good Monday...

Cheers...

Vasanthan said...

well said. when we point at someone with our index finger, 3 fingers points towards us. lets clear our mess before we find faults in others.

--xh-- said...

so true - it is easy to blame, but tough to owe up our own mistakes. often we think problem is with other party, but we will most often never realize our own faults. good one shalini.

Renu said...

so true and so funny:)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@cess

Thank you so much! :) My Monday morning inspirations are from forwarded mails, stuffs that I come across in books and a few as I browse across the internet.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vinoth

I'm sorry, I got it as a forward mail and jus' thought I could share it here as one of my MMI s

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@ms cris

Thank you! :) I do usually add the source for articles that I copy it from elsewhere, but in this case it was a forward mail which I found to be interesting. So thot' will share it with you all, didnt really know what I should mention as the source :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@arv

Thank you so much! My day was great :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

Absolutely! Thanks for that great comment :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Anoop

Well said, thank you so much! :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Renu

Absolutely dear! :)

Vinoth Thompson said...

@Shalini Gowrisankar
No need to be sorry, even i got
it as mail before a month.......
i m really sorry i jus wanna let u know that " Great Minds Think Alike "....No Offence

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vinoth

That was sweet of you :) Thanks!

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

//So don't always blame others for the thing that you may lack.//

Beautiful and very true. Generally people are so ready to blame others but not in a position to even think that there might be something wrong with them. If so, they can definitely avoid so many silly and unwanted quarrels!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Raghavan

Thanks for that thought provoking comment :) You rock!