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Old 04-30-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Sound familiar?

I don't know about you, but I do this kind of stuff all the time.


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>Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D .
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> Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
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> This is how it manifests:
> I decide to water my lawn.
> As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and
>decide my car needs washing.
>
> As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is 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.
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>
>
> I lay my car keys down 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 check s are in my desk in the study, so I go
>inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been
>drinking.
>
> I'm going to look for my check s, 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.
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> 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.
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> 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 living room 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 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.
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> At the end of the day:
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> the lawn isn't watered,
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> the car isn't washed,
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> the bills aren't paid,
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> there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
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> the flowers don't have enough water,
>
> there is still only one check in my check book,
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> I can't find the remote,
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> I can't find my glasses,
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> I don't remember what I did with the car keys, and my neighbor
>called to tell me he turned off the hose that was flooding the driveway.
>
> 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.
>
>> Laugh hard 'cuz if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!
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> GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.
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> GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
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> LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IS THERAPEUTIC.

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Old 04-30-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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LOL!!! So glad that I can put a name to my peculiar behaviour!!
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Too Funny!! Thanks for sharing. I really feel sorry for all of you old folks
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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If I dont have a list I get lost and end up doing nothing even tho Im sure I was busy all day.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:46 PM   #5
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Well Bob I guess none of us are lucky enough to be as old as you and forget that we have anything to do at all.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:29 PM   #6
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Lol, been there, done that and still do - you are not alone !!! Gotta Love life !!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:33 AM   #7
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:16 AM   #8
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I am surprised you share that w/us! I try to look for things that I do right. But just as you expressed here I am the same way. Walk in a room and wonder why? Anyway, thanks for sharing and making us all feel normal!!
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:56 PM   #9
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One thing Ive noticed is people including myself when I was younger working at a restaurant I would go to the store room or walk in fridge or freezer and when you get there you have completely forgotton what you came for you cant remember what it was until you walk back out.
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:05 PM   #10
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Is this why I sometimes try to put dirty clothes in the garbage instead of the laundry hamper?

great. now I have a diagnosis.
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