AVOID "AADD" – – KNOW THE SYMPTOMS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
Dear reader, I received this email from a friend today, and I couldn't have said it better myself! Read on…
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.D.D. – Aging Attention Deficit Disorder. See if you relate to any of the listed manifestations of this illness:
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 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 Diet-Pepsi I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Diet-Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I notice the Diet-Pepsi is getting warm, so I decide to put it in the refrigerator for later. As I head toward the kitchen with the Diet-Pepsi in hand, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye—they need water. I put the Diet-Pepsi on the counter and fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize 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 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 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 Diet-Pepsi 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, 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 serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it…but first I need to go check my e-mail….
P.S. I was in the middle of something else when I decided to post this blog and now I can't remember what it was. But I did get ONE THING done today—you're reading it!