Santa, hard of hearing, realises that he needs to buy a hearing aid, but he feels unwilling to spend too much money.
‘How much do they cost?’ he asks Manbir, the shopkeeper.
‘That depends,’ says. Manbir, ‘They run from £20 to £2,000.’
‘Let’s see the £20 model,’ asks Santa.
Manbir puts the device around Santa’s neck instructing, ‘You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down to your pocket.’
‘How does it work?’ Santa inquires.
‘For only £20 it doesn’t work,” Manbir replies, ‘But when people see it on you, they’ll talk louder!’