Woo Hoo I don’t have this yet!
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how his story goes:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and
decide my car needs washing.
As I start toward 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
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 Coke that I had been
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
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
I realize that tonight when we 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 t o 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 one 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
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 favour, will you? Forward this message to everyone you
know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent.
Don’t laugh-if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!
GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL, LAUGHING AT
YOURSELF IS THERAPY!