Devoted Spouse: Whaddya wanna watch on tv tonight?
Me: I dunno, I don’t care, whatever you want. There’s nothing good on.
Devoted Spouse: Why don’t we watch some of the shows we have DVR’d?
Me: Okey dokey… (pulls up DVR List) Hey! There’s an episode of Hawaii Five O we haven’t seen. Wanna watch that?
Devoted Spouse: Which one is it? (looks at “information block on DVR”) I don’t recognize this one, do you?
Me: (looking at information also) Nope, don’t remember it; we must have missed that one. WAIT! That’s the pilot – I KNOW we watched the pilot. But, I don’t remember this.
Devoted Spouse: I don’t remember it either; let’s just watch it.
Devoted Spouse: I DO remember this….but I don’t remember what happens. Hmmmm.
Me: HEY! I remember it too….but I’m not sure what happens. How does it end?
Devoted Spouse: I dunno.
This type of conversation continued throughout the program until about 3 minutes prior to the end of the show when we both finally remembered how it ended.
Devoted Spouse: I have a great idea.
Me: (waits to hear this amazing idea)
Devoted Spouse: Let’s just DVR one show from now on and keep it forever.
Devoted Spouse: (looks at me with big grin on his face) Obviously we don’t remember them, so when we go back to watch, we will constantly be surprised. See? We only need to DVR one show.
Moral of story….maybe aging isn’t all that bad. Being a little forgetful leads to fun surprises sometimes….like an episode of Hawaii Five O you can enjoy again…and again…and again…sigh..