An old couple was having a hard time remembering things. They were late into their mid-nineties. Soon the couple went to see a doctor for help. The doctor had a thorough look at them and told them that they were fine but it might be best for them to start writing things down to help them remember them.
Later that day, the couple was watching their favorite show on the TV when the old man got up and headed for the kitchen.
His wife looked up from the TV and asked, ‘Where are you going?’
‘To the kitchen’, he stopped and looked at her as he replied.
‘Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?’ she asked.
‘Sure, why not. I’ll get you some ice cream’
‘Well, don’t you think you should write it down so you wouldn’t forget?’
‘No, I can remember that, you need some ice cream and I will get you some’, he turned to go to the kitchen.
‘Dear, I’d like to have some strawberries on the top too. I think you better write it down, I am quite sure you’re going to forget that’
‘I can remember that! A bowl of ice cream topped with strawberries!’
‘I would also like some resins with it. I am certain you’re going to forget that, so you better write it down!’ She said, giggling to herself.
‘I don’t need to write it down! Leave me alone for God’s sake! Ice cream with strawberries and resins! I know!’ he says. Irritated, he grumbles into the kitchen.
Almost half an hour later the old man returns to his wife with a plate of eggs and roasted chicken wings.
The old lady stares at her plate for a moment and then looked at her husband crossly, ‘Where’s my toast? I asked you for some buttered toast!’