It was obvious Lou needed a hearing aid, but he felt unwilling to spend much money.
When he went to get fitted, he told the hearing specialist, “Let me see the cheapest model you’ve got!”
The specialist put a large heavy device around Lou’s neck. “This is our $2.00 model. You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down to your pocket,” he instructed.
“How does it work?” asked Lou.
“For $2.00, it doesn’t actually work at all,” the specialist replied. “But when people see it on you, they’ll talk louder!”