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Old 07-02-2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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i have been diagnosed with a serious illness - a.a.a.d.d

i found this while cleaning out files in one of my office's computers, and thought it was funny enough, and unfortunately in my case, accurate enough to share...

AAADD

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 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 mailbox earlier. 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 trashcan 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 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 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 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...

Now 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.

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 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 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.

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Old 07-02-2005, 09:58 AM   #2
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lmao bucky... yep sounds about right !
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
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Why are talking about me???
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:33 PM   #4
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:50 PM   #5
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GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL

Amen to that, BT.
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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My microwave is next to the fridge. The signal sounds telling me the microwave is done, so I head in that direction and...

...open the refrigerator door. Looking in, I wonder what I wanted from the fridge, shrug my shoulders and move on. I may remember the stuff in the microwave sometime later.
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Old 07-02-2005, 02:07 PM   #7
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Andy, I don't find the stuff in the microwave until the next time I need to use it! I'm always having to warm up my coffee or tea - since I get sidetracked and don't drink it while it's hot - I put the cup in the microwave then promptly forget it...hubby usually finds it in there hours (or days...) later
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:13 PM   #8
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Finally a name for my condition!! Yippee!!!
Is there a pill I can take to make it all better?? lol!
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:41 PM   #9
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I know I wanted to reply to this post........now what was I gona say?
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:14 AM   #10
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Wow, this one was kind of spooky! Too true to be comfortable! lol

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Old 07-04-2005, 02:22 AM   #11
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......and I thought I was the only one......!
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Old 07-04-2005, 03:13 AM   #12
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whew! i'm glad i'm only 24 and therefore far too young to have this problem!
now where did i put my keys?................
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #13
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LOL luvs. I think people are starting to "come down" with this eariler in life now a days.
Life is so busy and complicated that the brain just has too many things to keep track of.
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:15 PM   #14
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and that's why I call my husband "Sidetracked Don" ! The condition is contagious.

Yesterday on my way to the Grocery store I stopped at the Drug Store to get a prescription refilled. I picked up two items we needed and as I was walking back to the pharmacy section to wait I remembered something I needed at the Grocery store....Sat down, found pen, forgot what it was that I needed. Grrrrr.

Now, why did I fetch the scissors?????
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:33 PM   #15
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Oh ho guys welcome to the club water running in the garden, me, no, I watered 2 days agaooooo oh oh
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