Tuesday

Ð Symptoms of Going Old (Part IV) - Memory

A couple in their nineties 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.

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'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'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 ?'

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It is a known fact that we cannot escape growing old as it is part of aging process that's where we face STML (Short Term Memory Loss) or LTML (Long Term Memory Loss). There is no direct connection with HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) as in computer lingo no doubt you have the same three alphabets. For computer it is easy we merely upgrade the RAM to secure better memory speed and stability but not that simple to apply to human brain. Do not despair there are ways and means to increase a person's memory regardless of age with proven techniques and methods available in the internet. Good luck. Oops!!! Now how do I get over to the comment's column from here need to Sign In or Sign Out?
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18 comments:

HappySurfer said...

LOL! Funny post. Thanks for the laugh. Great links there too, CheaHSan. Thanks for sharing.

fufu said...

i dont wanna toast, not bacon and eggs... i want msian food...

CheaHS@n said...

HappySurfer ~ Sama sama. :)

fufu ~ got curry mee or wanton mee in Frankfurt? Tahan sikit until you are back haha.:p

Tekkaus said...

Hahaha :D A good one bro.

Gratitude said...

I thought she wld hv complained that there were no strawberries on her egg. lolz
Most old folks i've come across have short term memory loss whilst they cld still remember stories from 60-70 yrs ago.
+Ant+

[SK] said...

hahaha, this is funny!! let me continue the conversation maybe

"you've just eaten the toasts 2 minutes ago.."

CheaHS@n said...

Tekkaus ~ thank you.

Gratitude ~ brain needs exercise too heard some doctors said best for old folks to play mahjong or get the minds working, blogging would be best haha.thanks.

[SK] haha keep the brain working like the saying goes if you dont use it you will lose it, very true. thanks.

jam said...

I think to be able to get old is a blessing. At least, that shows we are mortal. But we have to grow older gracefully and happily.

CheaHS@n said...

jam ~ very well said growing older gracefully and mindfully. thanks.

Ai Shiang said...

This post is so funny! Thanks for sharing it. I do forget sometime, especially shopping list. I write them down as I go. It's impossible to remember all the items you need to buy especially when it ranges from eggs, to detergent.

CH Voon said...

if i am not mistake...

both of the couple - memory decrease as well.

her wife also forget what she wants her hubby to do so....

am i right.

to prevent agind and lost memory.. need always use - brain to think think.

CH Voon said...

what is "Kooke far" water? hehehe

CheaHS@n said...

"Kekwa" lah bro..haha!

CH Voon said...

not more new post?/

Ji said...

delightful post!

Happy Friday!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/come-what-may-trisha-happy-new-year/

enjoy some treats!
you rock!

Ji said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/impressive-mathematics-problem-solving-skills-award/

awards for you,
thank you for the math efforts,

4.7 is cool solution!
;)

CheaHS@n said...

CH Voon ~ sorry busy lately coming up soon. thanks

Ji ~ thank you, oh answer is 4.7 cool!

 
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