They decide to go to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor told them that they were physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember.
Later that night while watching TV, Herb got up from his chair.
Beth asked, "Where are you going?"
"To the kitchen," he replied.
"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"
"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asked.
"No, I can remember it."
"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down, because you know you'll forget it."
He said, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."
"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she retorted.
Irritated, he said, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream -- I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he grumbled into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes the old man returned from the kitchen and handed his wife a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stared at the plate for a moment and said, "Where's my toast?”