A couple in their nineties were suffering with memory loss, both of them were frequently having problems remembering things, even just everyday things. Take my word for it, it’s no fun being forgetful. Now I’m not sure exactly what word that is, I forgot! But anyhow, where was I…
During a recent checkup, the doctor told them that they were physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember them.
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair.
“Do you want anything while I’m in the kitchen?”, he asked his wife.
“Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?”, she said.
“Sure”, the old man replied.
“Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it, like the doctor suggested?”, she asked him.
“No, I can remember it”, her husband assured her.
His wife added, “Well, I’d like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget it?”
He said, “I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”
“I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down!”, she insisted.
Irritated, her husband responded, “I don’t need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream – I’ve got it, for goodness sake woman!”
Then, he toddled off into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes, the old man returned from the kitchen and handed his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stared at the plate for a moment, then asked her husband, “Where’s my toast?”
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