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Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder - Must Read for Older Hubbers

  1. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 10 years ago

    I didn't write this - but some days I feel as though I could have lol
    Eric G.
    ===================

    Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder:
    (Author Unknown)

    Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age
    Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

    This is how it manifests:

    I decide to water my garden.

    As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

    As I start toward the car, I notice mail on theporch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

    I decide to go through the mail before I washthe car.

    I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can and notice that the can is full.

    So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first but then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills.

    I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in
    the study, so I go to my desk where I find the bottle of beer I'd been drinking.

    I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the beer aside so that I don't accidentally knock it
    over.

    The beer is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

    As I head toward the kitchen with the beer, a pot of flowers on the window sill catches my eye-they are drooping and need water.

    I put the beer on the coffee table and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

    I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

    I set the glasses back down on table, and on the way to get a container of water, I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen counter.

    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on
    the kitchen counter, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll get the water for the flowers.

    I get the water and spill some on the floor.

    I set the remote back on the counter and get some paper towels and wipe up the spill.

    Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

    At the end of the day:

    The car isn't washed
    The bills aren't paid
    There is a warm bottle of beer sitting on the counter
    The flowers don't have enough water
    There is still only one check in my check book
    I can't find the remote
    I can't find my glasses
    And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

    When I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day,
    and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my
    e-mail.

    Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

    Don't laugh too hard-- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image89
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Eric! I must admit that I have been known to as I call it, go off on tangents. Mainly right now I'm squinting at the computer screen as I can't find my bloody glasses. Of course I can't watch TV either because I don't know where the remote is. I can't turn the TV on manually as I can't see the buttons because of my MIA glasses. I was going to tell you something but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. Oh would you look at those beautiful butterflies...

  2. crashcromwell profile image72
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    Short-term memory is second to go....problem is, I forgot what goes first!

  3. Bonnie Ramsey profile image81
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years ago

    LOL Sounds like a typical day in my life!

  4. Marye Audet profile image88
    Marye Audetposted 10 years ago

    hey! someone was spying!
    I admit it. that is so me...

  5. quotations profile image92
    quotationsposted 10 years ago

    Sadly, it describes me quite well.

  6. profile image0
    SirDentposted 10 years ago

    What thread is this again?

  7. 2patricias profile image59
    2patriciasposted 10 years ago

    I came out here (to the office) to update my on-line diary.  So how did I get onto this thread? It's so funny that I am thinking I might print it and stick it on the fridge.  But then I will forget about the diary, and then I will forget what I am meant to be doing tomorrow.

 
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