Kickass, the doorstop dog, reports that the keeper’s first day with his new hearing aids was marked by the fact that he kept hearing a constant chirping sound that he could not adjust away.
The sound was persistent and quite loud and the keeper complained to Phyllis that his hearing aids were malfunctioning and he was going to throw them in the trash. With further explanation of the problem, Phyllis informed the keeper that he was hearing the incessant chirping coming from the sparrow nest just below the balcony at their Vista West digs, and she was hearing it too.
While the keeper accepts that life, particularly in its more advanced stages, is one of constant adjustment to the unexpected, he thinks that adjusting to sparrows in his hearing aids is simply asking too much.
Do not smirk, all you young whippersnappers out there: if you are lucky enough to live that long, someday you too may experience sparrows in your ears, bats in your belfry, bugs in your balance and other aging adventures.