During an extremely cold winter in Scotland, the owner of the estate bought his foreman a pair of earmuffs to keep him warm. One day, he noticed the foreman wasn’t wearing them. The man then realised he couldn’t recall a time he’d ever seen him wear the earmuffs.
So the owner walked up to the foreman and asked: “Didn’t you like the earmuffs I gave you?”
“Oh, they were a thing of beauty and kept my ears nice and toasty warm!” he replied.
“Then why aren’t you wearing them?” the owner asked.
“Well, I did wear them that first cold day, but then someone offered me a drink and I didn’t hear him!”