Can you relate to this?
by steve york on Sun May 24, 2009 10:10 am
Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better, even though I have it.
Recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.-
'Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder'.
This is typically 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 sort through it 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
anyway when I take out the garbage,
I may as well pay the bills first.
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 inside the house to my desk where
I find a can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to move the Pepsi aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye… they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter, where I
discover the reading glasses I've been
searching for all morning.
I decide I'd better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set my glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water, and suddenly spot the TV remote;
someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV
I'll be looking for that remote,
but won't remember where I saw it;
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs.
But first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flower vase,
but quite a bit spills on the floor.
So I set the remote back down on the table,
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 can of warm Pepsi 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.
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 decide I'll try to get help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail....
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.
Kick back, relax, here any topic is fine, well... almost any topic...
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