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
"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
She looks at the plate and asks, "Hey, where's the toast I asked for?"