An elderly couple were having problems communicating. The husband thought to himself that his wife might be losing her hearing, so while she was knitting in her rocking chair he whispered behind her from across the room, Honey, can you hear me?"

There was no response, so he went closer. "Honey, can you hear me?"

No response, so he went right behind her. "Honey, can you hear me?"

She turned around and exclaimed, "For the third time, YES!!"

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Bernie was invited to his friend's home for dinner. Morris, the host, preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her "Honey," "My Love," "Darling," "Sweetheart," "Pumpkin," etc.

Bernie looked at Morris and remarked, "That is really nice, that after all these years that you have been married, you keep calling your wife those pet names."

Morris hung his head and whispered, "To tell the truth, I forgot her name 3 years ago."