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A.A.A.D.D.


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Posted by Gene SC on April 18, 2004 at 17:47:15 from (216.215.133.53):

.A.D.D.


Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D. - Age Activated
Attention Deficit Disorder.


This is how it manifests:


I decide to wash my car.


As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on
the hall table.


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


I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the
trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is
full.


So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out
the trash first.


But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I
take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.


I take my checkbook 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 to my desk
where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.


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.


I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should 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 to be watered.


I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote.


Someone left it on the kitchen table.


I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on
the floor.


So, I set the remote back down 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 aren't watered, there is still only one check in my
checkbook, 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 long, 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!


GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.
GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL
LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC!




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