Debi Posted April 3, 2006 Share Posted April 3, 2006 I got this in my email today and had to share..This is SOOOOOO me...and I'm sure there are others out there.. Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests itself: I decide to water my lawn. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing. As I start toward the garage I notice that there are letters on the verandah table which I had brought up from the letter box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I place my car keys on the table, the junk mail in the recycle box under the table, and notice that the rubbish bin is full. So I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first. But then I think, since I am going to be near the letter box when I take out the rubbish anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my cheque book off the table and see that there is only one 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 that I had been drinking. As I'm looking for my cheques, I put the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. Noticing that the Coke is getting warm, I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the bench catches my eye - they need to be watered. I set the Coke down on the bench and discover the 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 put the reading glasses back down on the bench, fill a container with water and then I spot the TV remote control. Someone had left it on the kitchen table. I realise that when we go to watch TV tonight, 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 living room where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water on the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So I put the remote back down 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 lawn isn't watered, the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the bench, the flowers don't have enough water, There is still only one cheque in my cheque book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, I don't remember what I did with the car keys and my neighbour calls to tell me he turned off the hose that was flooding the driveway. Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long and I'm really tired. I realise this is a serious problem and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll go online! 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 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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