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Pleased to say I'm not here just yet
Got this from one of my sister's this morning...

Recently, I 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 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 Coke I'd been drinking.

If you're starting to lose track of whassappenin in this story, YOU HAVE IT already!

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.

The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to 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 water.

I put the Coke 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 t he 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 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 ou t 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. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
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From: karieflybabe Date: July 27th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, This is why I make a fucking LIST!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't do well with lists. I either loose them, or leave them behind.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: July 27th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh noes - I've got it!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do as well, but not quite as bad as this reads just yet.
chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: July 27th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
OOPS! ah well, I'd write a list.....too...if I can remember where I left my pen........!

Yup, I think everyone has days like that.
peter_neverland From: peter_neverland Date: July 27th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just forwarded this to everyone I know and have already gotten responses saying that this is so accurate it's scary. :)

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your time is coming, you're not old enough yet...
snycock From: snycock Date: July 27th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very funny! And very, very true...
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes!
suemc From: suemc Date: July 27th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
You mean this has only started happening since you got older!!!!!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not this bad. But Yes!
suemc From: suemc Date: July 30th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
My first comment was flip, but I do know it is a real problem, and it has been getting worst with age, but not as bad as you by the sound of it. The way I have got round it is to have very definite places I put things and I will never, ever put them down some where else. My car key hang on a certain hook and are never left on the stairs. My glasses case stays in my chair and that is the only place I will put my glasses and then as has been said before, if I have a lot to do I write a list and if something new occurs to me to do, it goes on the list rather than me leaving of what I am doing to go and do the new thing.
I do sometimes lose the list, but it always turns up.
vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: July 27th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
LMAO! ::gasps for breath:: This is so true! I've retraced my steps to find things when I've forgotten what it was I was going to do
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I go from one room to another and wonder why I am there. I just know I was going to do something very important.. But What!!
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: July 27th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL I already get days that get quite close to that! btw I loved the disc you sent. Watched it twice already. :)
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am not quite that bad, but it's coming.... Pleased you liked the disc..
pattrose From: pattrose Date: July 29th, 2007 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
ROFLMAO This is so me. LOL I loved it.
justmej From: justmej Date: July 29th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
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