n 80 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they both decided to go to their doctor to get checked and make sure… nothing was wrong with them. When they arrived, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memories. After examining the couple the doctor told them that they were both… physically fit, but that they might want to start writing things down and making notes to help them remember the harder things.
The couple thanked the doctor, paid and left.
Later that night while watching TV, the older man got up from his chair and his wife asked, “Where are you going silly?”
He replied, “To the kitchen.”
She asked, “Ralph, since you are headed to the kitchen, will you get me a bowl of ice cream while you’re there?”
He replied, “Sure honey.”
She then asked him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember?”
He said, “No, I can remember that Mary.”
She then said, “Well I would also like some fresh strawberries on top hun. You had better write that down because I know you’ll forget that if you don’t.”
He said, “I can remember that. You want a bowl of ice cream with fresh strawberries.”
She replied, “Well I also would like whipped cream on top of the strawberries. I know you will forget that too… so you better write it down as well.”
With irritation in his voice, he said, “Mary, I don’t need to write anything down! I can remember exactly what you just said.”
He then fumes into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands 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 forgot my toast!”