An elderly husband and wife noticed
that they were begining to forget many little
things around the house.
They were afraid that this could be dangerous,
as one of them may accidentally forget to turn
off the stove, and thus cause a fire.
So they decided to go see their physician to get
Their physician told them that many people forget
at their age, and find it useful to write little
notes as reminders.
The elderly couple thought this sounded wonderful,
and left the doctors office very pleased with this
When they got home, the wife said "Dear, will you
please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice
cream? and why don't
you write that down so you won't forget?"
The husband replied " I can remember a dish of ice
"Well" said the wife, "I also would like some
strawberries on it." You better write that down.
because I know you'll forget."
"Don' be silly" replied the husband "A dish of
ice cream and some strawberies.
"I can remember that!"
"OK, dear, but I'd like you to put some whipped
cream on top. Now you'd better write that down
now, you'll forget," said the wife.
"Come now, my memory's not all that bad," said
"no problem, a dish of ice cream with strawberries
and whipped cream"
With that, the husband shut the kitchen door
behind him. The wife could hear him getting out
pots and pans, and making some noise inconsistent.
with his preparing a dish of ice cream,
strawberries, and whipped cream.
He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes
later. Walking over to his wife, he presented
her with a plate of bacon and eggs.
The wife took one look at the plate, and glanced
up at her husband and said, "hey you forgot
"I told you, to write it down"