A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.
Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair.
'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream please? she replies'
'Do you think you should write it down so you remember ?' she asks.
'No, I can remember that.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so as not to forget?'
You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.' 'I can remember that.
'Yes and I'd also like whipped cream on it too. I'm certain you'll forget all that, so please write it down?' she says. Irritated,
As he toddles into he kitchen, he retorts , 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
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 ?'