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Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder


Connie B

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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 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 1 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 Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, 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

on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke 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 go to 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 Coke 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 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 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

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:lol::lol::lol: I'm laughing because it is me already. I'm 47 and I scare myself sometimes. Don't know what I'll be like several years down the road.

I'll have to let my husband read this - he's the same way.

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