Two elderly ladies, Maxine and Gilda, had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures.
Lately, with their declining physical fitness and somewhat slower mental capacity, their activities had been limited to playing cards a few times a week.
One day when together, Maxine looked at Gilda and said, “Now don’t get mad at me. I know we’ve been friends a long time, but I just can’t think of your name. I’ve thought and thought, but I can’t remember it. Please remind me what your name is.”
Gilda glared at her friend. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared.
Finally, she said, “How soon do you need to know?”