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Euro 2000 England-Portugal Quarter Finals

A different experience

We are actually talking about two people I enjoyed the Portugal- England quarterfinals with.

These two people, who happen to be my uncle and aunt, both in their early seventies, were having major problems with oblivion- a state of mind when they were forgetting things instantly and constantly. Irritated by the state of affairs, after a few 'forgets' they visited a doctor, who told them to keep a notepad handy and jot down everything they were supposed to remember.

When the match kick-started at 12: 45 am, my uncle asked my aunt to bring him some peanuts and asked her to write it down. She said that she'd remember it, and hence didn't need to take notes. When Owen scored the goal at around 12: 48 am, my uncle asked her to bring peanuts with vinegar and requested her to write down the request. She said she was confident that she could remember it.

Time passed, and we were being entertained mostly by the fabulous game of soccer and partly by the conversations of my oldie-goldie uncle and aunt. It was about 2:28 a.m. when Helder Postiga scored from a Deco cross to level Portugal with England. My uncle asked for a glass of coke along with some peanuts laced with vinegar and garnished with onions. He pleaded with her to write it down, but my confident aunt replied that she would remember, and that there was really no need to write it down.

Right before the game went into extra time, my aunt dashed into the kitchen and came back…(drum roll) with a cup of tea.

Beaming with a sense of achievement, she said, "I told you I wouldn't forget!" My uncle shook his head and said "But you did…where's my toast?"

Sometimes, the Alzheimer's disease can be very entertaining.

By Taskin


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