Tuesday, 30 June 2009



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 the garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway.
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start towards the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mailbox 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 the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
On the table and take the garbage out first.

But then I think
Since I’m going near the mailbox
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 the my desk in the study,
So I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I’d been drinking.

I’m going to look for my cheques,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don’t accidently knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
And I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold.

As I head towards the kitchen with the Pepsi,
A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye-they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
Discover my reading glasses that
I’d 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 the 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 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 warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
The flowers don’t have any water,
There is still only one 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 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………

Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!!

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