Thursday, March 28, 2013


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

Recently, I was diagnosed [by my wife, children, co-workers…] with A.A.A.D.D.  
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. 
As I turned on the hose in the driveway, 
I looked over at my car and decided it needs washing.

As I started toward the garage, 
I noticed mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decided 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 noticed 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking.

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

The Pepsi is getting warm, 
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

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

I put the Pepsi 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 to 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 Pepsi 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.


  1. Have you been spying on me? LOL...How in the world did you know to describe my life...heehee..I too suffer from this disorder...and glad to know there is a name for it and that I am not alone...maybe we should start a support group, maybe a 12 step program...or create a new pill...LOL

    1. That's an idea, except between the first and second step I would get a drink or something and never make it back!!

  2. Groan - It's catchy, even across this distance... :)

  3. Glad to know I am not alone and there is a name for this disorder. Too funny, thanks for sharing.

  4. Sounds like we're getting older.

    I have this problem and call it old times disease, lol

  5. I think I've been suffering from this disorder for quite some time. At least now I know that it has been identified with a name...

  6. That Was really funny. I know you read the recent statistics on ADD. Back in my day, a good butt-whipping and some close monitoring by an adult would cure most ADD. Not to make light of the fact some children have real issues, but this "disease" is way over-diagnosed in children these days. The same cure that worked 50 years ago would work today!

  7. I definitely have a mild case of this especially when cleaning the house lol

  8. What a relief to know that I do not suffer alone from this condition!

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