Hearing loss is not a laughing matter. Missing out on conversations and misunderstanding what people say can cause a lot of frustration and possibly even start an argument. Ever since I can remember, my dad has had a hard time hearing. He has worked hard in a welding and machine shop for over two thirds of his life and I guess the loud sounds from the machinery has taken its toll on his hearing.
I would say that our family is fairly compassionate and for the most part are patient with my dad when we find ourselves in a conversation that doesn’t make sense. But, another trait of our family is finding humor at the expense of each other, so this blog is not a public service announcement but rather a time to capture some of the humorous things my dad has said over the years.
When we were growing up, there was a lot of music in our house. It would not have been a strange sight for a dance floor to break out in our living room. We would be dancing and singing and usually my dad would sing the wrong words and we would bust a gut falling to the floor laughing. Some of the most memorable guffaws included, “I believe in Milkduds, since you came along, you sexy thing, you sexy thing you” as well as “Bingo John’s got a light on, don’t carry me too far away”.
Apparently other people have this problem as you can see at the following website
Tonight, my daughter and I took a bike ride to my folks’ house and yes there was dancing as well as miscommunication. My daughter said, “we should all go get some Froyo!”
“Froyo?” my dad asked?
Mom tried to help with saying “fro — yo—-! Think about it Danny!”
My dad said, “I fro yo mother off the bridge”
How do you even respond to that?