One of my favorite morning rituals is reading the “Joke” of the day. While I know I subscribe to way too many e-mail subscriptions (how else can one seek out inspiration to write an intelligent post pertaining to us senior retirees and our lives in general), the “joke” of the day usually kicks off our day.

Two of the things I really look forward to each day when turning my android phone on are: (1) the joke of the day and (2) the philosophical quote (another quirk of mine) that are waiting there for me. Both these items seem to assist me in approaching whatever tasks are facing me each and every day. The joke usually puts a smile on my face and the philosophical quote – well, in many instances – that just puts everything in perspective.

Let’s face it, jokes are designed to elicit laughter and if you are laughing, you don’t have time to think about all the other nonsense going on around you. I turn to laughter to take my mind off the craziness happening in the world and around us today. Without laughter and funny moments, who knows, we might all just go stark raving mad.

Such is the reason I write about wild and crazy things and even off the wall comical stuff. Having said that, rather than drag this post on much longer, since I appear to be repeating myself – allow me to share at least one cute funny with you. Hopefully you will get a chuckle or two from it or at the very least, it will bring a smile to your face.

Here goes:

Better Write it Down

An elderly husband and wife noticed that they were beginning to forget many little things around the house. They were afraid that this could be dangerous, as one of them may accidentally forget to turn off the stove and thus cause a fire.

So, they decided to go see their physician to get some help. Their physician told them that many people their age find it useful to write themselves little notes as reminders. The elderly couple thought this sounded wonderful, and left the doctor’s office very pleased with the advice.

When they got home, the wife said, “Dear, will you please go to the kitchen and get me a dish of ice cream? And why don’t you write that down so you won’t forget?”

“Nonsense,” said the husband, “I can remember a dish of ice cream!”

“Well,” said the wife, “I’d also like some strawberries on it. You better write that down, because I know you’ll forget.”

“Don’t be silly,” replied the husband. “A dish of ice cream and some strawberries. I can remember that!”

“OK, dear, but I’d like you to put some whipped cream on top. Now you’d really better write it down now. You’ll forget,” said the wife.

“Come now, my memory’s not all that bad,” said the husband. “No problem—a dish of ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream.”

And with that, the husband shut the kitchen door behind him. The wife could hear him getting out pots and pans, and making some noise inconsistent with his preparing a dish of ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream. He emerged from the kitchen about 15 minutes later.

Walking over to his wife, he presented her with a plate of bacon and eggs.

The wife took one look at the plate, glanced up at her husband and said, “Hey, where’s the toast?”

Have a great day – hope you enjoyed my ramblings.


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