Worried about some memory problems, an elderly couple visited a doctor.
The doctor suggested they try writing things down so as not to forget.
Back at home the next day, the husband asked his wife to get him a bowl of ice cream. She went to walk away, and he called her back.
“The doctor says you have to write things down, “ he reminded her.
His wife scoffed. “I can remember to get you a bowl of ice cream.”
“With whipped cream.”
“Fine. I can remember to get you a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.”
“Don’t forget the cherry.”
“Okay. I’ll get you a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.”
“Write it down so you don’t forget,” the husband said again.
The woman stormed off to the kitchen to get the ice cream. She came back half an hour later with a plate of bacon and eggs.
Her husband looked at the plate for a moment, then at her husband. “Where’s the toast?” she asked.