Sunday, March 28, 2010

Did I Post This Before?

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 that I 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 cup of coffee I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to put it in the microwave to reheat it.

As I head toward th e kitchen with the coffee, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

I put the coffee 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 cold cup of coffee 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.


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....

Do me a favor.
Forward or send this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the heck I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!


Anonymous said...

OMG I so do this!

Coffeypot said...

Do what?

CI-Roller Dude said...

How am I supposed to remember if you posted this or not, did I leave a comment on this before?

CI-Roller Dude said...

How am I supposed to remember if you posted this or not, Did I read this already...did I leave a comment on this before?

CI-Roller Dude said...

It seems like I might have read this before. I can't remember...
How am I supposed to remember if you posted this or not, did I leave a comment on this before?

Coffeypot said...

I don't know. Who the hell are you anyway?

Coffeypot said...

Who said that?

Daffy said...

Oh Deary...maybe I should buy the coffee :)

Lickety Splitter said...

Oh Coffeypot, my name is etched all over your post. It's likely such a faint watermark, that it is barely noticeable to the casual observer, but EVERY one of my days here on earth feel exactly like this, so I am going to self diagnose myself as PERPETUALLY diverted from one task to another. I too wear myself out distracting myself.

Monkey Man said...

By the time I got to the bottom of this post, I forgot what it was we were talking about.

gayle said...

This is me!!

Miss Em said...

Have you been following me around during my day....I just don't remember you being here

Were you here??

Miss least that who I think I am???