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August 25, 2004

Satisfaction Guaranteed

A hearing impaired man walks into a hearing aid shop and asks to see the latest in the devices.

The store-assistant lays out a few. The man points to one and asks for its price.

The assistant replies, "$ 5000". "Whoa," says the man, "that's big. What does it do?"

"Well, for one, it can translate 5 languages and time your oven to make cakes"

"That's good, but I want something a little less expensive"

"Well, we have one for $1000, and it keeps track of your golf score" says the assistant.

"No, not for me. I don't play golf anyways! Do you have something much cheaper..."

"Well, we do have something for $1.50"

"That's great", exclaims the man. "What is it?"

"well, it is this string attached to a button, you just put the string into your pocket and the button in your ear, and you'll be surprised at how loud people can talk to you!"

Posted by Peskie at August 25, 2004 12:00 PM


I found the same effect when I was using only one of the earpieces from my iPod (the other ear was free for my bluetooth headset. People seeing the cable vanish into my vest assumed that it was a hearing aid and started shouting at me - at least I think that is why they were shouting - I wasn't paying to much attention - I just kept trying to get the car to swerve in time to the music :-)

Posted by: Ozguru at October 5, 2004 02:10 AM