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 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
on the table and take out the garbage first.
But then I think,
since Iím 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 Iíd been drinking.
Iím going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I donít 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 eyeĖthey need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
Iíve been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first Iím 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,
Iíll be looking for the remote,
but I wonít remember that itís on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first Iíll 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 isnít washed
the bills arenít paid
there is a warm can of
Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers donít have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I canít find the remote,
I canít find my glasses,
and I donít remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
Iím really baffled because I know I was busy all the damn day,
and Iím really tired.
I realize this is a serious problem,
and Iíll try to get some help for it,
but first Iíll check my e-mailÖ.
Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I donít remember who the hell Iíve sent it to.
Donít laugh ó if this isnít you yet, your day is coming!!
I know I definitely have my moments!