Don't laugh. This explains a lot of things now!
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated
Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests itself:
I decide to wash the car. As I start toward to the garage, I notice
there's mail on the kitchen 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
trash can, and notice that the trash can's full. So, I decide to put the
bills back on the table and take out the trash. But then I think, since I'll
be near the mailbox when I take out the trash, I might as well pay the bills
I take my checkbook off the table, and see there's only one check
left. My extra checks are on the desk in the bedroom. So I go to the desk
where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'll look for my checks, but
first I need to push the Coke aside so I don't accidentally knock it over.
Because the Coke is getting warm, I decide to put it in the
As I head toward the kitchen, a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need to be watered. I set the Coke down on the counter,
and discover the reading glasses I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I'd better put them back on my desk, but first I'll 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 by the
computer. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, we'll be looking
for the remote, but nobody'll remember where it is. So I decide to put it
back where it belongs, after I 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's a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't
watered, there's 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
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? Forward this message
to close friends you know, because I don't remember whom I've already sent
it to. Don't laugh! If this isn't you yet, your day is coming! And if I've
sent this to you before...well, now you know why.