AAADD - Know The Symptoms

Posted by M ws On Monday, July 25, 2011 2 comments
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 itself:

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 head towards the garage, I notice post on the porch table that I picked up from the postman earlier.

I decide to go through it before I wash the car.

I put my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the postbox when I take out the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table and notice that there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques are in the desk in my study, so I go into the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques but first I need to push the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup..

As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water.

I put the coffee on the worktop 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 put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realise that tonight when we 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 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 put 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 cold cup of coffee sitting on the kitchen work-surface

The flowers don't have enough water,

There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque 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 bloody day and I'm really tired.

I realise 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. Forward this message to everyone you know, Because I can't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh - if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

-Author Unknown-

*Thanks to Freddie who sent me this post. Have a nice day!

2 comments to AAADD - Know The Symptoms

  1. says:

    Chester Khuan And the garden hose is still turned on. The garden must be flooded by now and chalking up a hefty water bill. LOL

  1. says:

    ahoo This is not a laughing matter ! I have had on many occassions asked wifey, did you hear the car being locked ??? Well, after locking/not locking the car and walking a distance then realises whether it was indeed locked or not ???

    That goes with the main auto gate at times. After driving out of the garage my wife will asked, dear did you press the remote ? To solve this problem from recuring, I insist that she holds the remote alone and that becomes her daily duty, hahaha !

    Since she don't drive thus, my job is the steering wheel and hers is the remote lah. Maybe this syndrome on mid-age people is due mainly to the brain cells being "burnt out" by mobile phone. Someone should seriously do their PhD thesis on this and come up with some findings.

    We could use that to sue some mobile companies and those much needed cash can be a winfall for retirement, hooray !!!

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