I didn't write this - but some days I feel as though I could have
Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder:
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
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
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!!
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...
Short-term memory is second to go....problem is, I forgot what goes first!
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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