Write it Down!
An 88 year old couple were having problems remembering things, so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them.
When they arrived at the doctor's, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory.
After checking the couple out, the doctor told them that they were physically okay but that they might want to start writing things down and making notes to help them remember things.
The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asked, "Where are you going?"
He replied, "To the kitchen."
"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
"Sure," he said.
She then asked him, "Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?"
He said, "No, don't be silly. I can remember that."
She then added, "Well, I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down because I know you'll forget that."
He answered testily, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
"Well, I also would like whipped cream on top. I know you will forget that, so you better write it down!"
With irritation in his voice he growled, "I don't need to write it down! I can remember that!"
Then he fumed into the kitchen. After about 20 minutes, the crashing and banging noises stopped. He returned from the kitchen and handed her a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stared at the plate for a moment, then said, "You old fool! I told you to write it down. You forgot my toast!"