Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A.A.A.D.D. - Help!

I really don't know if there is such as thing as Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder, but I can relate to the following joke and it's making me worry a bit:

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 it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,

I notice 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 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
backon the table & 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 one 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,

but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm
.

I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold..

As I head toward 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'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 spot the TV remote
someone had
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
.
Quite a bit of it 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 a warm can of
Pepsi 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,

I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn 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....





Goodness... This happens to me a lot. So if any of you find the correct diagnosis for this, do let me know. :(

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