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April 26th, 2009, 03:12 AM

Do you have this disorder?.....

THIS IS MY LIFE...I HAVE THIS DISORDER!!!!! some days more than others .......

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. which is 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 my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is 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 down 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 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 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 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 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 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, you may have received this from me before but then again maybe I received it from you before.

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




April 26th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Yep, I screwed up the title and couldn't fix it. :yell: :frustrated:

April 26th, 2009, 03:30 AM
ARRRRGH that's twice and I KNOW I typed it in capitals the second time. :wall:

It's supposed to be A.A.A.D.D. but it won't post like that. :frustrated:

April 26th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Are you sure you just didn't get distracted after typing in the first capital letter?



April 26th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Thanks for the laughs!!!!

April 26th, 2009, 10:58 AM
:laughing: :laugh: Great one, I forwarded it to everyone I could think of!

April 26th, 2009, 11:12 AM
:laughing::laughing: So there is an official name to my attention issues. :o :p

April 26th, 2009, 11:31 PM
OK thanks for the diagnosis, it fits me to a "T".:o

April 27th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Are you sure you just didn't get distracted after typing in the first capital letter?



:laughing: :p


You could do me a favour though and copy & repost this thread with the same title so I know I'm not completely nuts. :D