A couple in their nineties are both suffering with memory loss, and both of them are frequently having problems remembering things.
During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they are 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 gets up from his chair.
“Do you want anything while I’m in the kitchen?”, he asks 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?”, she asks him.
“No, I can remember it”, he assures her.
His wife adds, “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 strawberries.”
“I’d also like whipped cream. I’m certain you’ll forget that, write it down!”, she insists.
Irritated, her husband 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 sake woman!”
Then, he toddles off 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, then says, “Where’s my toast?”
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