I have recently been diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Read the following to see if you too might be suffering…:
This is how it goes:
I decide to wash the car; I start toward the garage and notice the mail
on the table.
OK, I’m going to wash the car, but first I’m going to go through the
mail. I lay the car keys down on the desk, discard the junk mail and
notice the trashcan is full.
OK, I’ll just put the bills on my desk and take the trashcan out, but
since I’m going to be near the mailbox anyway, I’ll pay these few bills
Now, where is my checkbook? Oops, there’s only one check left. My
extra checks are in my desk. Oh, there’s the coke I was drinking. I’m
going to look for those checks. But first I have to put my coke further
away from the computer, oh maybe I’ll pop it into the fridge to keep it
cold for awhile.
I head towards the kitchen and my flowers catch my eye, they need some
water. I set the coke on the counter, and uh oh. There are my glasses.
I was looking for them all morning. I’d better put them away first.
I fill a container with water and head for the flower
pots……aaaaaagh!!!! Someone left the TV remote in the kitchen.
We’ll never think to look in the kitchen tonight when we want to watch
television, so I’d better put it back in the family room where it
I splash some water into the pots and onto the floor, I throw the
remote onto a soft cushion on the sofa and I head back down the hall trying
figure out what it was I was going to do?
End of the Day: The car isn’t washed, the bills are unpaid, the coke
is sitting on the kitchen counter, the flowers are half-watered, the
checkbook still only has one check in it and I can’t seem to find my
When I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I’m baffled
because I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY LONG!!!
I realize this is a serious condition and I’ll get help, BUT FIRST I
think I’ll check my email…
I sure this problem is a reaching epidemic proportions so please send
this to everyone you know because I DON’T REMEMBER TO WHOM I’VE SENT