Age Activated ADD

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests:

I decided to wash my car. As I head towards the garage, I notice the mail on the counter that I have forgotten to go through. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys down on the hall table, put the junk mail in the garbage can bin, 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 I’m going to be outside when I take the garbage out, the mail box is just on the corner, I may as well pay the bills and post them off first.

I take my check book out of the drawer, and see that there is only one check left. My new check book is in my desk, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking earlier.

I’m going to look for my new check book, 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 back in the fridge to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the coke, a vase of flowers on the kitchen counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.

I set the can of Coke down, and then 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 head back to water the flowers. Suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the living room where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers.

I start to water the flowers, but most of it slops onto the floor. So, I put the remote back down on the table, get some paper 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 still aren’t watered,
there is still only one 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 work 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-mails.

If this doesn’t apply to you, don’t laugh…..your day is coming!