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Thursday, 1 February 2007

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

why does this sound so familiar? -too much to do in so little time?????




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 garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can, under the table, 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 first. I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only 1 cheque left. My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers in the hall catches my eye ~ they need water. I put the Coke on the 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 the table, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen counter. I realize that tonight, when I go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's in the kitchen, so I decide to put it back in the study where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wiped up the spill. Then, I head down the passage 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 can of Coke sitting on the table
- the flowers don't have enough water
- there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque 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.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all 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 ~ if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.

GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC.

2 comments:

St Jude said...

Oh this sounds so familiar ;0)

Lucinda said...

Good for people to know.