Tuesday, December 09, 2008

humor for today

This was pretty good. A tip of the biretta to Rector's Rambling for it.

A couple having reached maturer years are both having problems remembering things. During a checkup, the doctor tells them that they're physically okay, but they might want to start writing things down to help them remember

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair. 'Want anything while I'm in the kitchen?' he asks.
'Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?'
'Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?' she asks.
'No, I can remember it.'
'Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. Maybe you should write it down, so's not to forget it?'
He says, '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, write it down?' she asks.
Irritated, he says, 'I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!'
Then he toddles into the kitchen.

After about 20 minutes, the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment.
'Where's my toast?'


Doorman-Priest said...

Lovely. Thanks.

Robert said...

Thanks DP.

Doorman-Priest said...

My Nan once went off to make me a cup of tea and came back with an egg sandwich. My Grandad said "You see what I have to put up with?"

It wasn't long after that that she was diagnosed, but I think there was incredible humour in it all and she never lost her sparkle. Through it all, mad as a badger though she became, she was still Nan. It was quite an exciting ride for us all!

Robert said...

I think you are right DP. Having had a member of my family suffer with this terrible disease, I think it important to remember that the only thing those of us standing around and watching are left with is the application of love, patience, and humor.