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Thread: AAADD" (Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

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    AAADD" (Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

    Apparently, over the years I have contracted a disorder called "AAADD" (Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder). This is how it manifests:

    I decide to water the 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'd 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 I couldn't find. I had left it on the kitchen table.

    I realise 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 on the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some paper 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's a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there's still only 1 check in my check book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my reading 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 common, yet serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I need to check my e-mail. Do me a this on your timeline because I can't remember if I already posted this. Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day will come!
    You can take the girl out of Wales but you cannot take Wales out of the girl

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    Mitsubishi delica JB500
    i have days like that - but i do actually finish the many little jobs i find around the house.... so its been a haphazardly highly productive day for me....

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    iveco iris lib bus
    I get distracted from the main jobs by wife asking me to do silly jobs,at the end of the day i have forgot what the important jobs were.thats why very little gets done round here.
    Only dirty people wash
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