His hearing started to go downhill in his early fifties and, as he was an amateur inventor, it was no surprise to his wife when she came down one morning to find the kitchen table cleared of the rusty miscellanea he had assembled to make a perpetual motion machine, and now covered with sundry grommets, tubing, elastic bands, miniature pumps, and radio parts as he embarked on his mission to create the world’s first water-powered hearing aid.
She shook her head, sighed, and said, “I see the toaster is still intact. Fancy some breakfast?”
He didn’t hear her, of course.
Written in response to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge found here. Take up your pen!