in their nineties are
both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor
tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start
writing things down to help them remember.
that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.
'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he
you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she
'No, I can remember it.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it
down, so as not to forget it?'
He says, 'I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with
'I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, write it
down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream
with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness
Then he toddles 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.
'Where's my toast?'
(Thanks to Karen and Jo for forwarding this to us.)