ameriken wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:20 pm
A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how is manifests itself:
I decide to wash my car. As I start toward to the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the hall table. I stop 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.
I put the bills back on the table so I can take out the
trash first, but then I think that since I’m going to be near the
mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills
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 move the Coke can so that I
don’t accidentally knock it over.
Well, since the Coke is starting to get warm, and 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’d 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 watch TV, we will be looking for
the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so
I'll have to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water the
flowers before I forget.
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
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was going 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
really 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 exhausted. I
realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ve got to check my e-mail.
Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming! And if I have
already posted this before….well, now you know why you’re seeing it again.