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Tom Hoffman
10-16-2009, 09:44 PM
Know The Symptoms.....please Read!


A.A.A.D.D.


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 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 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 I 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 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 damn 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 this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming.:rolleyes:

J. Dillon
10-16-2009, 09:53 PM
I think it is perfectly normal behavior;) ... but I'll be 80 on Guy Fawkes day.:D

WX
10-16-2009, 09:59 PM
Like it.

Ian Marchuk
10-16-2009, 11:18 PM
Hmmmm, I was researching surface drives when I pulled up this thread. Arms on chair were wiggly so I went to the bathroom to spill water. Water??? Plants are dry.... Get screwdriver from shop .Insert into plants. No. Tighten chair arm screws. Dodge a playful poke from the knuckledragging son. Have discussion about respect and elder abuse.Plants still dry. Eat apple. Macintosh apples rule. Belch to 108 dbs.
Feel better.
I see I am in good company....

PeterSibley
10-16-2009, 11:46 PM
Perfectly normal behavior !

boylesboats
10-17-2009, 12:38 AM
Uh Oh...:eek: a real good excuse to tell my wife, explainin' why nuthin' get done... Ya think she'll buy that?

John Smith
10-17-2009, 06:59 AM
Uh Oh...:eek: a real good excuse to tell my wife, explainin' why nuthin' get done... Ya think she'll buy that?
If she's got the same disorder, she won't remember what she told him to do.

Around here, nothing gets done for several reasons that are not jokes. First, even small projects require some money, and money just keeps getting tighter.

Medical bills aren't bankrupting us, but they're sure bleeding our monthly finances. Car insurance just went up $50 a month. I fear a huge leap in health insurance premiums so they can pay for their lobbyists.

I'd like to do a little work in one of our closets, but even this small project is going to require $40, and we're at a point where we've got to fit that into a budget that's harder and harder to fit things into.

She's got to go for physical therapy three times a week for a while, at a $20 co-pay for visit.

Good news is investments have been coming back up pretty well, so we've decided to take enough money out to cover any medical stuff to get it all up to date by end of year, as that's all deductable.

All of this is a bit depressing to me, as I enjoy doing the various little projects.

What's really sobering is that we're doing better than most people.

Thanks for the original post. A good laugh always comes in handy.

elf
10-17-2009, 08:15 AM
Sigh. Happens to me all the time.

Paul Pless
10-17-2009, 08:22 AM
damn. . . i'm only thirty eight. . . looks like early onset.:(

boylesboats
10-17-2009, 08:22 AM
My wife read this..... ya know something.... she busted out laughin' and said this is you, Larry....:eek: What? :eek: awww naaaaa.. it can't be...

Phillip Allen
10-17-2009, 09:43 AM
I think it is perfectly normal behavior;) ... but I'll be 80 on Guy Fawkes day.:D

no you won't...you've been 80 since I got to this forum... :)

Tom Galyen
10-17-2009, 06:32 PM
According to my family and people who know me, I've been exhibiting these symptoms since I was 11 years old. :) :)

Woxbox
10-17-2009, 08:02 PM
Hey, I can do the exact same thing just sitting here at the computer. Round and round in circles all day....lost in the internet.

Phillip Allen
10-17-2009, 08:05 PM
maybe that's my problem too...

Paul Girouard
10-17-2009, 09:30 PM
maybe that's my problem too...



I'm thinkin your problem is you never make it past your computer :D Game over!

Woxbox is being more honest than you Phillip.

Phillip Allen
10-18-2009, 06:59 AM
I'm thinkin your problem is you never make it past your computer :D Game over!

Woxbox is being more honest than you Phillip.

for a long time now, I have been "working" at home...and I certainly DO work on the house every day. However, I find my jobs around the house get shorter and checking the computer takes longer...however, even when I'm working, I'm never more than a couple of rooms away

Phillip Allen
10-18-2009, 07:01 AM
I called MMike yesterday and we talked for a while, just checking up on his and Sue's health in a general way. We got to talking about this very topic and I think I will take a break of some kind soon...I don't know exactly when but it's coming

John Smith
10-18-2009, 08:42 AM
I called MMike yesterday and we talked for a while, just checking up on his and Sue's health in a general way. We got to talking about this very topic and I think I will take a break of some kind soon...I don't know exactly when but it's coming
Am I the only one who, while doing something, can't find the tool I had in may hand just a few seconds ago?

Tom Hoffman
10-18-2009, 08:36 PM
Am I the only one who, while doing something, can't find the tool I had in may hand just a few seconds ago?

I am so bad about just that one issue. My wife is there when I am building something and she keeps track of all the "stuff" and has it to hand just like a good surgical nurse. Other wise, I would get nothing done or built, because I would be spending most of my time cussing while looking for the tool I just used a few seconds ago. That is really pathetic, but it is - for me - reality. I am always thinking about 3 steps ahead and consequently pay no attention to the small stuff that I am going to need again.

We have been together long enough that she can generally anticipate just what I am going to need next and has it in her hand.

Increadible.:)

Dave Gray
10-18-2009, 09:53 PM
Am I the only one who, while doing something, can't find the tool I had in may hand just a few seconds ago?

I find that this is because I am trying to keep my work area neat and tidy. Now I can't find anything. Before I had a clutter of tools where I could find anything if I dug deep enough. It has been a hard transition!