Do You suffer from A.A.A.D.D.?
Check the symptoms...
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 hall table that
I brought up from the letterbox earlier.
I decide to go through the letters before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys on the table,
Put the junk mail in the waste basket under the table,
And notice that the basket 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'm going to be near the postbox
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 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 fridge to keep it cool.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
A vase of flowers on the worktop
catches my eye, they need water.
I put the Coke on the worktop 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 worktop,
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 room 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 paper towel 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 worktop
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 flipping day,
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 check my e-mail...
Do me a favour.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
Because I don't remember who the heck I've sent it to.
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!