Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Subject: Sound familiar?????
It never ceases to amaze me that many of
behaviors that we see and observe and assume to
be natural progressions of our state of being,
are now being medically diagnosed and labeled.
Here's a new "disability" to add to the growing
I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD - Age
Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how
I decide to wash the car, start toward the garage
and notice the mail on the table.
OK, I'm going to wash the car...
BUT FIRST I'm going to go through the mail.
Lay car keys down on desk. After discarding the
junk mail, I notice the trash can is full. OK,
I'll just put the bills on my desk....
BUT FIRST I'll take the trash out, but since I'm
going to be near the mailbox, I'll address a few
bills.... Yes, Now where is the checkbook?
Oops... there's only one check left. Where did I
put the extra checks? Oh, there's my empty
plastic cup from last night on my desk. I'm going
to look for those checks...
BUT FIRST I need to put the cup back in the
kitchen. I head for the kitchen, look out the
window, notice the flowers need a drink of water,
I put the cup on the counter and there's my extra
pair of glasses on the kitchen counter. What are
they doing here? I'll just put them away...
BUT FIRST need to water those plants. I head for
the door and... Aaaagh! Someone left the TV
remote in the wrong spot. Okay, I'll put the
remote away and water the plants...
BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.
END OF DAY: car not washed, bills still unpaid,
cup still in the sink, checkbook still has only
one check left, lost my car keys; and, when I try
to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm
I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY! I realize this
condition is serious... I'd get help...
BUT FIRST... I think I'll check my e-mail
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
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