A couple in their 80s are both starting to have trouble remembering things so they decide to visit the doctor for a check-up. The doctor tells them they’re generally healthy but they might want to consider writing things down to help them remember.
One night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from the couch.
“Where are you going?” asks his wife
“Just to the kitchen,” he replies
She sits up a little, “Can you get me a bowl of ice cream?”
She looks at him for a moment then says, “Maybe you should write it down so you remember it.”
“No,” he says, “I’ll remember it.”
“Well, I’d like some strawberries on it, too,” she adds. “You’d better write it down. You’re going to forget.”
The man looks annoyed. “I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”
“I also want some whipped cream. I’m sure you’ll forget, so please won’t you write it down?”
“No, I won’t write it down because I can remember that! Leave me alone. You want ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream. I’ve got it, for goodness sake!”
The man grumbles as he heads to the kitchen.
After about 15 minutes he returns and places a plate of bacon and eggs in his wife’s lap
She stares at the plate for a moment and says, “Where’s my toast?”