Tuesday, March 7, 2006


Thanks to my old, old (but younger than me) friend Lynnette for this one.  Enjoy.....Linda


Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.-Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decided to water my garden.  

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs to be washed. 

As I start towards 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. 

 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 1 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 I 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. 

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 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 long, and I'm really, 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 email..............


queenb8261 said...

That explains a LOT about what happens during MY days!! LOL Love it.

angelrose2u said...

Linda, that was great, thanks for the laugh,rofl!!!


ally123130585918 said...

Linda that is so funny ~ thanks for sharing it ~ Ally

jeadie05 said...

tHANKS for the giggle looks vaguely familier .lol ............Jan xx

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda, that sounds just like me! lolol!   :o)

Sandra xxxx

angelrose2u said...

linda I sent this to my daughter and she said "mom that sounds just like me, I'm serious",  OH BOY  :0


yakima127 said...

I can totally relate!  JAE