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- Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. -

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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 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.
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  • DIANNARUCKER
    RW,
    this is ME!!! OMG I swear I have done this so many times that it really isn't funny anymore!!!!!
    Dianna
    3722 days ago
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