An 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them.
When they arrived at the doctors, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doc’ said they were physically OK but might want to start writing things down and make notes to help them to remember things. They thanked the doctor and left.
Later that night, while watching TV, the man got up from his chair and his wife asked, ‘Where are you going?’
He replied, ‘To the kitchen.’
She asked, ‘Will you get me a bowl of ice-cream?’
He replied, ‘Sure.’
She then asked him, ‘Don’t you think you should write it down so that you can remember it?’
He said, ‘No, I can remember that.’
She then said, ‘Well I would also like some strawberries. You had better write it down because I know you’ll forget that.’
He said, ‘I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice-cream with strawberries.’
She replied, ‘I would also like some whipped cream on the top. I know you’ll forget that, so you had better write it down.’
With irritation in his voice, he said, ‘I don’t need to write that down! I can remember that!’
He then stormed off into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes, he returned from the kitchen and handed her a plate of bacon and eggs. She stared at the plate for a moment and said angrily:
‘I TOLD you to write it down! You have forgotten my toast!’