Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder (AAADD)
I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD:
This is how it goes...
I decide to wash the car and start toward the garage when I notice the mail on
the table. I figure I might as well go through the mail before washing the
I lay my keys down on the desk, sort the mail and discard the junk mail. As I
discard the junk mail, I see that the garbage can is full. I lay the bills
down on the desk and pick up the trash can. Then I figure that since I'll be
going near the mailbox while taking out the trash, I may as well pay these few
bills first. Now where did I put my checkbook?
Ah, here it is! Oops, there's only one check left. My extra checks are in the
other room. Oh! There's the soda I was drinking earlier! Hmmm, I guess I'd
better take it out to the kitchen and discard it.
On the way to the kitchen, my flower arrangement catches my eye and I realize
it needs more water. I pour the soda down the sink. As I wipe a spot off the
counter I see my glasses on the window sill. It's about time. I've been
looking for them all morning!
I guess I'd better go put them away so I can find them again later. But first
I've got to add water to the flower arrangement... Hey! What's the TV remote
doing in the kitchen? Aaaaaagh! I'd better take it to the living room because
we'll never think to look for it in the kitchen tonight.
I take the remote out to the coffee table and find that the living room is a
bit untidy, so I go around arranging cushions and throw pillows. Then I'm off
down the hall, to... to... what the heck was I planning to do?
End of Day: The car isn't washed, the bills are unpaid, the flowers aren't
watered, the checkbook still only has one check, and now I can't seem to find
my car keys! I don't seem to have gotten anything done today, but I just can't
figure out why because I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY LONG!!!
I realize this is a serious condition and that I'd better seek help. But
first, I think I'll check my e-mail.
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