A man wanted to test his wife, who he thought was deaf. She was doing the dishes and he walked-up behind her and said, “can you hear me?” She didn’t reply. He stepped closer and asked again, “can you hear me?” She kept right-on doing the dishes without saying a word. A third time, the man said, in a louder voice than before, “can you hear me?”
His wife replied saying; “of course I can hear you. You’re the one who’s deaf.”
Sometimes we receive unexpected answers. Sometimes we don’t perceive the reality of a situation. Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know.