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12th November 2007, 02:18 PM
- - - Especially for fellow sufferers everywhere - - -


Recently, I've been diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention
Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my flower tubs. As I turn on the hose I look over at my
car and decide it needs washing.

I go to get the car keys from the porch and then notice mail on the porch
table.

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 bin under the
table, and notice that the bin is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish
first.

But then I think, I can run down to the post-box when I take out the
rubbish, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only 1 cheque
left.

My extra cheques are in the computer desk, so I go inside the house to my
desk where I find the can of Coke I'd 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.

The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it
cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the window ledge catches my eye...they need water.

I put the Coke on the window ledge and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my computer desk, but first I'm going to
water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the window ledge, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone has 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 living room where it belongs, but first I'll water the
flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but some 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 tubs aren't watered;

- The car isn't washed;

- The bills aren't paid;

- There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the window ledge;

- The flowers don't have enough water;

- There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book;

- I can't find the remote;

- I can't find my glasses;

- I have absolutely NO idea what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to work out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled
because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.

I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check the E-System Talk website.

Do me a favour. Copy this message to everyone you know, because I don't
remember who I've sent it to.

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

Ian
12th November 2007, 03:56 PM
I'm not laughing - sounds all too familiar :( :confused:
Ian

beardedwombat
12th November 2007, 11:07 PM
Those symptems started for me about 10 years ago, I now write notes for myself but usually forget where the damn pen is. It's when you start forgetting the camera when you go out that you need to worry!!
Chris