It was very hot outside. In fact, it was the hottest day of the year. Forgetful Fred and his wife, Sarah, were sitting outside in their backyard.
“Wow!” exclaimed Forgetful Fred. “That sure is one hot summer.”
“It sure is,” said Sarah. “I would love a drink of cool lemonade.”
“One ice cold glass of cool lemonade coming up,” said Forgetful Fred.
Forgetful Fred went into the house. He grabbed two tall glasses out of the cupboard and some ice out of the freezer. Then he grabbed the pitcher of lemonade out of the fridge.
“Oh this lemonade is going to be so cool on our throats on this very hot day,” thought Forgetful Fred. “I can’t wait to take a sip of it.”
Forgetful Fred poured some lemonade into one of the tall glasses that he had already filled up with ice.
“Oh!” exclaimed Forgetful Fred. “I can’t wait to drink this.”
Forgetful Fred put the ice back into the freezer and the pitcher of lemonade back into the fridge. He carried both glasses outside and handed one to Sarah.
Forgetful Fred immediately started drinking his and he couldn’t stop himself until it was all gone. He looked over at Sarah and he noticed she was still holding her glass. She had a very strange look on her face.
“What is the matter?” asked Forgetful Fred. “I thought you wanted some cool lemonade.”
“Oh I did,” said Sarah. “And it would have been nice if there was some in my glass.”
“What are you talking about?” asked Forgetful Fred. “There was lemonade in your glass.”
“Are you sure about that?” asked Sarah. “Did you pour lemonade into both glasses or just the one? All I got was a glassful of ice.”
“Oh dear!” exclaimed Forgetful Fred, suddenly remembering that he did only pour lemonade into the one glass. “I was so excited about getting a drink of cool lemonade that I did only pour some into one glass.”
Forgetful Fred took Sarah’s glass and he went into the house. This time he filled Sarah’s glass full to the brim with lemonade and took it outside to Sarah.
“Thank you,” said Sarah, taking a nice long drink of the cool lemonade. “That is so much better.”
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