An elderly couple with memory problems are advised by their doctor to write notes to help them remember things. One evening, while watching TV, the wife asks her husband to get here a bowl of ice cream.
“Sure,” he says.
“Write it down,” she suggests.
“No,” he says. “I can remember a simple thing like that.”
“I also want strawberries and whipped cream,” she says. “Write it down.”
“I don’t need to write it down,” he insists, heading to the kitchen.
Twenty minutes later he returns, bearing a plate of bacon and scrambled eggs.
“I told you to write it down!” his wife says, “I wanted fried eggs!”