Who’s problem is it?

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 hall. He says to himself, “I’m about 40 feet away, let’s see what happens.”

Then in a normal tone he asks, ‘Laila, what’s for dinner?”

No response.

So the husband moves to closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, “Laila, 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, Laila, what’s for dinner?”

 Again he gets no response so,

 He walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. “Laila, what’s for dinner?”

Again there is no response.

 So he walks right up behind her. “Laila, what’s for dinner?”

Laila shouts at him back “Sameer, for the FIFTH time I’ve said, that I am making Fish!”

 MoralThe problem may not be with the other one as we always think, could be very much within us..!


30 Responses to Who’s problem is it?

  1. NIzam Uddin June 17, 2015 at 4:33 PM #

    Well said. True!

  2. Jola Animashaun July 30, 2014 at 4:21 PM #

    This is a very nice story with great morals.
    It’s very easy to see the dirt in other people’s eyes with yours full of dirts.
    May Allah swt guide us aright. Ameen.
    Thanks Ali and the ffj team for sharing.

  3. Musa Mahmoud July 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM #

    Well done Sara.
    The husband is now the judge, as he is to determine were the fault is coming from.

  4. P.Callychurn April 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM #

    The thought makes the person

  5. Syed A K December 23, 2012 at 1:13 AM #

    I remembered the saying. that “when you point your index finger to the person in front of you (to critisize) the other three fingers are pointing back at you”

  6. Adonis Argus November 3, 2011 at 9:15 AM #

    our eyes cant see ourselves … its easy to pick out others fault than our own …

  7. Abdelrahman Abudayyeh August 26, 2011 at 6:10 AM #

    True! one has to look at himself before judging others

  8. Goldypearl August 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM #

    extremely wonderful !!!!!!

  9. Mjeawi August 23, 2011 at 2:52 AM #

    Again there is no response.

  10. DrAnil Jain August 21, 2011 at 10:27 AM #

    No matter how it is contrived, it is stark truth that we absolutely are not
    definitely “willing” to look at ourselves hence we end up in trouble.  Excellent Sara…Go ahead.

  11. Qaisar Shafi August 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM #

    when the husband called doctor to discuss the problem, how could he listen the doctors advice.

  12. Bakhressaa August 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM #

    thats bullshit…….. his wife had to shout loudly to make him hear her, where as no such thing happned while he was with the doctor. Poorly prepared joke

    • Saleh August 23, 2011 at 1:53 PM #

      Actually, U she shouted out of frustration

      • Saleh August 23, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

        Actually, she* shouted out of frustration

  13. Osama August 20, 2011 at 8:31 AM #

    Cool Sara, keep on lol.

  14. Mustafa_Alkhalili August 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM #

    Amazing Sara

  15. Ahmed N. August 20, 2011 at 6:41 AM #

    yes we should always check ourselves first

  16. Shahzad Aryobee August 20, 2011 at 4:45 AM #

    excellent Sara… all are the truth…

  17. YusefQasemQufaanAl-Yemeni August 19, 2011 at 11:10 PM #

    LOL so true and great way to give an example of the moral!!!

    ******ALSO is it my computer or did the format/style of this page change?!? because my laptops been acting werid lately too….

  18. mustafa August 19, 2011 at 11:00 PM #

    so the problem was with the man but his wife was rude to him

  19. Azharalzubeidi August 19, 2011 at 10:04 PM #

    So nice! Unexpected end, but so possible. Well-versed moral.

  20. Junedayz August 19, 2011 at 7:43 PM #

    lol. that was funny…
    next time before going to the doctore we should try something like that…=)P

  21. Haider Ali786 August 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM #

    nice one

  22. Humayundaud August 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM #

    lol, nice …

  23. Samjith August 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM #

    really nice one Sara..:)

  24. A7la Sarah August 19, 2011 at 11:46 AM #

    😀 liked it

  25. Yahya Mubarik August 19, 2011 at 9:54 AM #

    Yes it is happening daily in our homes. We never look at ourselves.

  26. Mujeeb August 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM #

    Excellent sara

  27. Säjið Säðique August 19, 2011 at 9:22 AM #

    Poor Sameer .. must have got scared!! :O

  28. noralone1 August 19, 2011 at 9:18 AM #

    In whatever situation we’re in, we have to check ourselves first.y Most people just like to criticize the other partner and forget about themselves.  When we forget ourselves, we’re in trouble.