Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it happens:
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage the postman arrives and hands me some letters.
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 rubbish bin under the table and notice that the bin is full.
So, I decide to put the letters back on the table and take out the rubbish first.
But then I notice that one of the letters is a final reminder to pay a bill.
I take my cheque book off the table and see that there is only one cheque left.
My new chequebook is in my desk in the office so I go to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my chequebook, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Coke is getting warm, so I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold.
As I walk towards the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers catches my eye - they need to be watered.
I put the Coke on the side and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide that I had better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the side, 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 lounge 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.
At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Coke sitting in the kitchen
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book,
I can't find the TV 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 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....
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