Recently, I was diagnosed with a disorder known as A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
I am grateful that at least there is now a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I still suffer from it!
Maybe you have A.A.A.D.D. too, you never know!
Keep on readong and you will learn how to identify the symptoms of A.A.A.D.D. and how this terrible ageing disorder manifests itself:
A typical day in the life of an A.A.A.D.D. sufferer goes like this.
I went outside and decided to water my garden.
As I turned on the hose in the driveway, I looked over at my car and decided it needed washing.
As I started toward the garage, I noticed mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.
So, I decided to go through the mail before I washed the car.
I laid my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table and noticed that the can was full.
So, I decided 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.
So I took my check book off the table and saw that there was only one check left.
My extra checks were in my desk in the study, so I went inside the house to my desk where I found the can of Coke I’d been drinking.
I was going to look for my checks, but first I needed to push the Coke aside so that I didn’t accidentally knock it over.
The Coke was getting warm and I decided to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I headed toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter caught my eye, they needed watering.
So, I put the Coke on the counter and discovered my reading glasses that I had been searching for all morning.
I decided I had better put them back on my desk, but first decided I was going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, filled a container with water and suddenly spotted the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realized 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 decided to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I decided to water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spilled on the floor.
So, I set the remote back on the table, got some paper towels from the kitchen and wiped up the spill.
Then I headed down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
- The car didn’t get washed
- The bills weren’t paid
- There is a warm can of Coke 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 today, 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….
Do me a favor please. Share this message to everyone you know, because I don’t remember who the hell I’ve shared it with.
Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!
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