A couple in their nineties are having
problems remembering things, so they decide to the go the doctor for a checkup.
The doctor tells them that they're physically okay,
but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember things.
Later that night while watching TV, the old
man gets up from his chair. His wife asks, "Where are you going?" "To the
kitchen," he replies.
She asks, "Will you get me a bowl of
ice cream?" The husband says, "Sure." She gently reminds him, "Don't
you think you should write it down so you can remember it?"
He says, "No, I can remember
that." She then says, "Well, I'd like some strawberries on top.
You'd better write it down 'cause I know
you'll forget it." He says, "I can remember that - you want a bowl of ice cream
She adds, "I'd also like whipped
cream. Now I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down."
Irritated, he says, "I don't need to
write it down! I can remember that! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream!"
He then grumbles into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes the old man returns
from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for
a moment and says, "Where's my toast?