Posted by Wondering? on November 16, 2001 at 17:32:34:
I just wanted to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with
AAADD-Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it goes...
I decide to do the laundry, start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table.
OK, I'm going to do the laundry...BUT FIRST I'm going to read the
newspaper. After that, I notice the mail on the table. OK, I'll just
put the newspaper in the recycle stack.... BUT FIRST I'll look through
the pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid. Yes.
Now where is the checkbook?
Oops..there's the empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table.
I'm going to look for that checkbook... BUT FIRST I need to put the
glass in the sink. I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice
my poor flowers need a drink of water.
I put the glass in the sink and there's the remote for the TV on the kitchen counter.
What's it doing here? I'll just put it away... BUT FIRST I need to water
I head for the door and... Aaaagh! stepped on the cat. Cat needs to be fed.
Okay, I'll put the remote away and water the plants...BUT FIRST I need
to feed the cat.
END OF DAY:
Laundry is not done, newspapers are still on the floor, glass is still in the sink,
bills are not paid, checkbook is still lost, and the cat ate the remote
And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done today,
I'm baffled because... I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY! I realize this
condition is serious...I'd get help... BUT FIRST...I think I'll check my
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