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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Getting older... Reply with quote

A couple in their nineties are both having problems remembering things.
During a check-up, 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?'
'Sure.'
'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 as 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 then says..

'Where's my toast?'
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing brilliant!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it Becky!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A while back my missus mentioned to the doc that she forgets things easily, appointments and what she went shopping for. And when she remembers, it's too late.

He asked her to write down each instance when she has forgotten something important and then remembered too late, to see how often it happens.

So, in the first week I noticed she had a list with two things written down.

A week or so later I saw the list again, nothing had been added. I said: 'Oh your memory is improving then?'

She replied 'No, I keep forgetting to write the things down......'

This is true. Smile
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