Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Important!!!! Know 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 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 Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my
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
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 stinking 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
in the world I've sent it to.;)

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

Thanks Tracy! I feel so much better now.


Nise' said...

I, too, suffer from A.A.A.D.D.!!

Melanie said...

I also suffer from this! Sometimes I will tell hubby "I'm going to throw in a load of laundry" and then when I come back a half hour later I've started all sorts of things but never actually any laundry.

Alisun@ABrookeInTheForest said...

Oh my gosh this is sooo me!! My hubby gets so frustrated with me for forgetting to do things, know I can tell him that I am not the only one who does hundreds of things throughout the day but never remembers to do the one thing that they set out do to in the first place, but I did those other hundred things dear.
I love that I am not alone in this!

Nicki said...

Oh my word! So THIS is my problem!! At least now I have a diagnosis!! =)

luvmy4sons said...

Too cute! Taking care of my aunt with Alzheimers takes this to a whole new level though...and I am always wondering..is it AAADD or something else...oh well, time will tell! Thanks for the laugh!

Sandi said...

I know so many people like that. I am thankful I'm not there yet I got sidetracked on the way and decided to do something else.

Karen said...

Oh this sounds too close to home and very familiar. Hee hee.

Vicki said...

Well, I guess you better count me in, too....sounds too much like me!

I'm so sorry I haven't been to your blog lately - haven't been blog visiting like my usual self. Glad to hear from you today, though. You're a sweetie.


Kellan said...

Hi, I'm Kellan - I have A.A.A.D.D!!

Cute post - take care - Kellan

Mary said...

Is this why I never get anything done. Thanks for helping me figure out the reason. LOL

Thanks for commenting on my post today. I always enjoy visiting with you. Hope you are well and how is Paw Paw doing?

daisy said...

I'm so glad to know there is a name for my problem! LOL

Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I definitely suffer from this, lol

Regina said...

Yes, i think this is universal, maybe it is airborne because a whole lot of people seem to be showing the same symptoms!
This is too funny!

Andrea said...

Oh, that was HILARIOUS!! I can so relate to that!

Denise said...

Is there a pill or something that I can take....... I think that I have had this a long time and it is taking over.......... ahahhaha If you think it is bad now..... wait till you are 60.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bryan said...

A well-written post. Agree with you, but did you know that attention deficit disorder can be cured? I had this problem (some time ago) and then i seeked advices from websites like http://www.attention-deficit-disorder.net . And presto! I think I can see an imporvement in my condition. It's almost magical. You should try it too.

freetofly said...

SO with you here! Welcome to my world!