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A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

txshowmom

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A. A. A. D. D. - 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 wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there
is mail on the hall table.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys
down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash can
under the table, and notice that the trash can is full. So, I decide to put
the bills back on the table and take out the trash
first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take
out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook 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 to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had 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. I see that the Coke is getting
warm, and I decide I should 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 to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I
realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 whe e it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So,
I set 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 car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is
a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there
is still only one check in my checkbook, 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 long, 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, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know, because
I don't remember to whom it has been sent!
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!
 

CattleAnnie

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Isn't that the truth? And yesterday if you'd have included a wire stretcher, fencing pliers and the hammer with the flourescent orange handle (specifically painted so it wouldn't be as easy to lose) you'd have my day in a nutshell.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Take care.
 
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