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Recently, I was diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D.


Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder


This is how it develops:


I decide to water my garden.


As I turn on the hose, I look over at my car and decide my car needs



As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch

table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.


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


I lay my car keys down 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



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 chequebook off the table, and see that there is only 1 cheque

left. My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the

house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.


I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the Coke aside

so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting

warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.


As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the

counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.


I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water

and suddenly I spot the TV remote Someone left it on the kitchen table.


I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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



I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the

floor. So, I set the remote back down 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 Coke sitting on the counter,


----the flowers don't have enough water,


----there is still only 1 check in my check 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 day long, 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.


Do me a favour, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know,

because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.


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








P.S I just remembered.



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