Merely routine

When gloves snap on, cheeks snap shut

Denial Deafness (DD) — also known as Hysterical Blindness of the Ears — affects 100% of men at or over the age of 50.
If you suspect a loved one is suffering from DD, just leave them alone. They need time to themselves.
Dedicated to Jim, Jack, Dusty, Mike, Stephen, Jack and all the other cool coots out there.