BUSY DAY

Forwarded by RoyV

Have you heard about AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder?

This is how it manifests itself:

I start to water the garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and see that it needs washing, and head for the garage to get towels and cleaner. Along the way I notice mail on the porch table that I brought in earlier from the mail box.

Going quickly through the mail, I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, but notice the can is full. Putting bills back on the table, I start to take out the garbage. Then I realize I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage, so I may as well pay the bills first and get them in the mail.

Taking my check book off the table, I see there is only one check left. My extra checks are in the desk in my study, so I go inside the house to that desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. Before looking for the checks, I move the Coke aside so I won't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is warm and needs setting in the refrigerator to cool it off for a few minutes.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, I see a vase of flowers on the counter. They need water. I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses I've been searching for all morning.

I thought I should put them back on my desk, but knew I should first water the flowers. I lay my reading glasses on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. Knowing that tonight when we watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote but may not remember it's on the kitchen table, I should put it back in the den where it belongs… but first, I water the flowers.

While pouring water in the vase, quite a bit spills on the floor. I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I start 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 still on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is only one check in my check book, I can't find the TV remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

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.

If this isn't you. Your day is coming.