There was an elderly couple who noticed in old age that they were getting much more forgetful and decided to go to the doctor.
The doctor told them that they should start writing things down so they don’t forget.
They went home and the old lady told her husband to bring her a bowl of ice cream.
“You might want to write it down,” she said.
The husband said, “No, I remember you want a bowl of ice cream.”
She then told her husband that she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.
“Write it down,” she told him, and he said again, “No, no, I remember: you want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.”
Then the old lady said she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
“Write it down,” she told her husband and he said again, “No, I got it.
You want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. ”
So he goes to get the ice cream and spends an unusually long time in the kitchen, over 30 minutes.
He comes out to his wife and hands her a plate of eggs and bacon.
The old wife stares at the plate for a moment, then looks at her husband and asks, “Where’s the toast?”