Lend me your ears!

But before you do, PLEASE make sure that:

1. Your PC or laptop is connected to speakers/speakers are turned on/speakers are in good working order…and just to be safe, preferably FULL volume so you don’t miss anything. (I promise, it won’t be loud.)

2. You’re in a relatively noise-free area. No,you don’t need pin-drop silence, just don’t be surrounded by a bunch of screaming kids playing CS or be in a construction site or have the TV or stereo turned on too loud.

3. You CAN actually hear to begin with. 🙂

Okay…now that you’ve satisfied all of the above, here’s the fun part!

What if I told you that I can know what you are ABLE to and what you are UNABLE to hear, ALL by knowing your AGE?

Don’t believe me?

Let’s do an experiment then…

Sound-Check #1:

Are you able to hear this or this?

If you are able to hear either one or both, that means you are…LESS THAN 24 years old! …And you passed Sound-Check #1 and so you will also WITHOUT FAIL pass all the Sound-Checks below! Ain’t that awesome??? 🙂

If you hear nothing…Stop blaming anything else, this is not a joke and the speakers are fine (that was a pre-requisite before we started this experiment)…so I guess that just means you are MORE THAN 24 years old…and you FLUNK Sound-Check #1.

So all there is to do is to proceed to…

Sound-Check #2

Now, are you able to hear this?

If you were able to hear it this time, then CONGRATS! That means you ARE or BELOW 30 years old! …And you passed Sound-Check #2 (so of course, you will also pass the Sound-Checks below.) Finally believe I’m not pulling your leg eh? 🙂

Sound-Check #3

And are you able to hear this?

I’m sure all of you can hear that because only those MORE than 39 years old will be UNABLE to hear it…and I think it’s safe to assume that the readers of P.I. are at an age lower than that. 🙂

…BUT…if you DIDN’T hear anything AT ALL in the above three Sound-Checks, then can you hear this?

Hint: It’s like the sound a mosquito makes when it hovers around your ears.

Heard that? Well, you should…’cos even my grandparents can hear that!

If you didn’t, all I can say is…You really need to get those ears checked.

P.S. – Interesting huh? If I got the age wrong though, that would just mean that your ears are a bit older than your age. Itu lah…siapa suruh listen to songs full volume? 🙂

P.P.S. – Guess what? I’m finally taking the Mandarin lessons I’ve been meaning to. Classes start tomorrow night.

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10 responses to “Lend me your ears!

  1. Really? Even with speaker on FULL volume? Then your ears need checking. Hehehe…but you passed Sound Check #1 so your ears I guess are “normal” for your age…LOL. 🙂

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