Two elderly people living in a retirement home had known each other for a number of years.
One evening there was a community supper in the big arena in the clubhouse. The two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, the man took a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered the courage to ask her: “Will you marry me?”
After a few seconds, she answered, “yes. Yes, I will!”
The meal ended and, with a few more pleasant exchanges, they went to their respective rooms.
The next morning, he was troubled. He couldn’t remember if the woman had said yes or no.
He went to the telephone and called her. First, he explained that he didn’t remember as well as he used to.
Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he inquired, “when I asked if you would marry me, did you say ‘yes’ or did you say ‘no’?”
He was delighted to hear her say, “why, I said, ‘yes, yes I will’ and I meant it with all my heart.”
Then she continued, “and I am so glad that you called because I couldn’t remember who had asked me.”