Saturday, 3 November 2007

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

Now I have an excuse!   I'm so glad there is a name for what I have! LOL

I just wanted to let you know that I recently was diagnosed  with A. A. A. D. D. - 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 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 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, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on  he 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,
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?  Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who I have sent it to.

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


  1. I read this awhile back-it's hilarious.
    I suffer from CRS(Can't Remember SH- -)

  2. I've already got it Guido! Had it for years! Jeannette xx  

  3. That so sounds like me on some days!  I must be in the advance stages.

  4. I love this ~ I've had days like this myself!

  5. What did you say??
    Jenny <><

  6. Have you been looking at my medical records?  LOL   Linda in WA

  7. I am already there.... I Sybil

  8. Guido,
    Way too funny! But it really does sound like me sometimes, especially on my days off when I'm trying to get things done around the house. Really great entry!


  9. funny....June:)

  10. We are a bigger clan of n erm?   whatyamacallits???   than you think.    Lol!

    I enjoyed this Guido.

  11. LOL!! this soo funny!
    Isn't this common with anyone?
    I know it happens to me LOL!!

    btw, I followed the link from here-- --

    Thanks for the laugh!
    Gem :-)

  12. So this is why it takes all week to get my house in order, then I must start at the beginning again.  It sounds way to close to home.  lol