A doctor advises an elderly couple to write themselves little notes to combat their forgetfulness. When they get home, the wife says, "Dear, will you get me a dish of ice cream? Maybe write that down so you don't forget?" "Nonsense," says the husband. "I can remember a dish of ice cream." The wife replies, "Okay. Would you add some strawberries on it?" To which the husband replies, "No problem — a dish of ice cream with strawberries. I don't need to write that down."
And so he goes to the kitchen and his wife hears pots and pans banging. The husband finally returns and presents his wife with a plate of bacon and eggs. She looks at the plate and asks, "Hey, where's the toast I asked for?"