I have been diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D.  

rm_Gentle12553 67M
806 posts
7/30/2006 1:47 pm

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8/7/2006 7:15 am

I have been diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D.

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it the damn thing effects me:

I decide to water my garden.

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

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is 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 down 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 back on the table and 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 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 inside the house 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 push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I realize 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 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, I will 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 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 driveway is flooded,
The car isn't washed,
The bills aren't paid,
There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
There is still only one check in my check book,
I can't find the remote, or 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? If I sent you this message before, just forget about it

I really don't remember who I have sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

wistfuljester 64M

7/30/2006 2:12 pm

Man, can I relate to this--good one!

catkit13 66F

7/30/2006 2:18 pm

you sound perfectly normal to me!

rm_wackywoman2 71F

8/2/2006 9:45 am

Don't we all do this? Not age related at all.....

rm_Gentle12553 replies on 8/2/2006 11:37 am:
Yes, but it does seem to be getting worse in my case

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
8/7/2006 12:17 am

I hear you loud and clear on this one...

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

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