An elderly husband and wife visit their doctor when they begin forgetting little things.
Their doctor tells them that many people find it useful to write themselves little notes.
When they get home, the wife says, “Dear, will you please go to the kitchen and get
me a dish of ice cream? And maybe write that down so you won’t forget?”
“Nonsense,” says the husband, “I can remember a dish of ice cream.” “Well,” says the
wife, “I’d also like some strawberries and whipped cream on it.” “My memory’s not all
that bad,” says the husband. “No problem – a dish of ice cream with strawberries and
whipped cream. I don’t need to write it down.” He goes into the kitchen; his wife hears
pots and pans banging around. The husband finally emerges from the kitchen and
presents his wife with a plate of bacon and eggs. She looks at the plate and asks, “Hey,
where’s the toast I asked for?”