Saturday, January 30, 2010

I've been diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.


Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

It's not fatal and I hear it will affect a lot of us. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS......PLEASE READ!

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.Somehow I feel better even though I have it!!


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 it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car..

I lay my car keys 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 check book 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking..

I'm going to look for my checks,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,
And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye -- they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
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 spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize 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 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 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 is a warm can of Pepsi 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 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....

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

6 comments:

booklover0226 said...

Have you been spying on me???

I'll admit it; I'm going through the exact same thing!

Jo Ann said...

This sounds so much like me sometimes! LOL! This is great!

Linda Henderson said...

This just seems like a typical day to me.

Tory Richards said...

LOL...you're not alone ladies. We're in a club and didn't even know it:)

The having fun as you get older club! LOL

Nancy Bristow said...

Well Debbie, I've changed my routine since retiring so I'm not as much a member of this club as I used to be. My new mantra for some years now is "touch it once." Doesn't mean I don't slip but I like it better than feeling exhausted with nothing accomplished.

I like my new club of doing whatever the hell I want when I want. It's dangerous, addictive and decadent. ~Nancy:)

Tory Richards said...

Boy Nancy, I am so looking forward to retireing and joining your club. If all goes good I have about 6 years to go:)