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Fun Day Monday: A.D.D.

April 20, 2009

If my spidey senses are as strong as I think, most of us up in hurr are hovering around my age (young! 😉 ) or older… Which means that we can more than likely relate to today’s topic on A.D.D. Here’s a fun one I recently received. Meetcha at the jump.

A.A.A.D.D. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS…..
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 soda I’d been drinking.

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

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

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

I put the soda 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 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 soda 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….

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!

Talk to me!
* Does this sound familiar?
* Any of the above happen to you?
* Any other A.D.D. moments ya wanna share with the gang?
* What one activity can actually keep your attention?
* Do you think this has anything to do with sex (Male or Female, not the activity you perv 😛 )?

I hate when I tell  myself I have to remember something, and not 1 minute later I already forgot what I was supposed to remember! LOL! Yeah, nothing to do with A.D.D. really but kinda funny nonetheless eh? Share your stories yo!

Happy Monday! Hope this helps get you through your week! 🙂