AAADD – KNOW THE SYMPTOMS … PLEASE READ!

Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder.  Somehow I feel better, even though I have it! 
 
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 it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table thatI brought up from

the mail box earlier.

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

I lay my car keys 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 checks are in my desk in the study, So I go inside the house to my desk
where I find the can of Coke I’d 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.

The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to 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 water.

I put the Coke on the counter and 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 spot
the TV remote.  Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I’ll 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 pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back 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 1 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 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 ………..

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