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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.
This is how it manifests:

I decided to wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table. 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 trashcan under the table, and notice that the trashcan is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

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 bottle 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, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will 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 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 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 bottle of coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't 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 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? Pass this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.



23 comments:

clairz said...

Funny, I always just called this multitasking!

jabblog said...

. . . and it can set in at any age . . .

George said...

Thank you for this! You've described my symptoms perfectly. At least I now know that I suffer from A.A.A.D.D.

Riet said...

This is fun Sylvia and don't think you are the only one with this trouble. LOL.I have been there too . LOL
Happy New Year

Barb said...

Well, Sylvia, I'm pleased to inform you that there is nothing wrong with your memory - it's just takes about 8 hours to process your busy day, lol. Hey, I have to make excuses for myself all day long or else succumbing to AAADD would get me down, lol.

Linda Reeder said...

I guess that's why I'm always saying "Nothing is ever simple around here!"

LauraX said...

sounds like me...but I blame it on MS...the thing is...everything is sooooo interesting...so we flit from one glittering jewel to the next. I find meditating really does help, though.

Kay L. Davies said...

Story of my life, Sylvia. No new news here. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Suz said...

oh dear...I have it too

lotusleaf said...

That reminds me- where did I leave my car keys?

Tracy said...

Oh my Goodness Sylvia, This is ME!!!! I ca't keep a thought straight if I wanted to. I swear, my co-teacher and I think we need a Ritalin dispenser on the wall and NOT for the children!

~Cheryl said...

Triple A, Double D! Can't get much better than this!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Funny Sylvia, I love the Seven Dwarves of Menopause.

Happy New Year, may 2011 bring you joy , health and happiness.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I got this email before and really got a good chuckle out of it because I fall prey to this all the time but you have to throw in a few phone calls and hubby interruptions. lol

kRiZ cPEc said...

ah....really thought you got grave news to share, so it is not that case. Phew, wish you good luck, good health, and good memory!

Naturedigital said...

Very funny Sylvia. It happens with me all the time. Havea a beautiful new year.
Costas

Carrie Lynne said...

Just another day in Paradise

Bagman and Butler said...

I was going to post a comment on this blog but it made me remember where I put my car keys whicfh I couldn't find last night so before I comment, I should go and put them in their usual place and then I'll come back and finish this comment.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That is kind of how my work day goes. I start on one thing and then I'm busy all day and I don't get anything accomplished.

You made me laugh. Have a great day Sylvia.

Francisca said...

I know I was going to comment, but I forgot what I wanted to say... LOL!

Martha Z said...

Oh, so true. I just grabbed the keys to the camper, put my shoes on and now I don't know why I wanted to go out to the camper.
Oh! It took a while, I need to get the wine out!

Gabriela Abalo said...

LOL!!! thanks for the laugh!!

:)))

Team G Square said...

ha ha ha ha ha

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