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Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention
Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:
I decided to wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that
there is mail on the hall table. 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 trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash
first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I
take out the trash anyway, I might as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook off the table, and notice that there is only one
check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk
where I find the bottle of soda that I had been drinking. I'm going to
look for my checks, but first I need to push the soda aside so that I
don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the soda 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 soda, a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye--they need to be watered. I set the soda 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
has left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to
watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will 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 splash some water on the
flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back
down on the table, get a towel 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 bottle of soda sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't
watered,there is still only one check in my checkbook, 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.
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Did you find time for 30 minutes of execise?
Did you study Advanced IT, I May Never Be Allowed to Sell for two hours?
vasu maj
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What is it? A book?
[ January 31, 2003: Message edited by: vasu maj ]
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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