Saturday, October 13, 2012

AAADD - KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.....PLEASE READ!

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 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 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 the can of soda I'd been drinking.


I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the soda aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The soda is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.


As I head toward the kitchen with the soda,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye - they need water.


I put the soda on the counter 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 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 watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
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 flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.


So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some 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 can of soda sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 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 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 I've sent it to.


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


video version here: AAADD 

 

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