An elderly couple were having problems remembering things, so they
decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing
was seriously wrong with them.
They explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with
their memory. After his examination, the kindly doctor tells them
that they were physically fine. He suggested that they might want to
start writing things down and make notes to help them remember things.
The couple thanked the doctor and left.
Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair
and his wife asks, “Where are you going?”
“To the kitchen.”
She asks, “Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?”
She then asks him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you
can remember it?”
“No, I can remember that.”
She then says, “Well, since you’re going anyway, I’d like some
strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know
you’ll forget that.”
“I can remember that – you want a bowl of ice cream with some
She replies, “And I also would like whipped cream on top. I know you
will forget that so you better write it down.”
Steam creeping into his voice, he replies, “I don’t need to write
that down I can remember that.” And he stalks off into the kitchen.
25 minutes later he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of
bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment, shakes her head and says, “I
knew it, I knew it! You forgot my toast.”