Wednesday, January 2, 2008

DISTRACTABLE YOU SAY

Someone sent me this and I laughed and laughed. Unfortunately for those of us with a bona fide ADD diagnosis life is always like this, BUT not always so funny, really it can be very frustrating!! Read and enjoy and then try and relate, LOL.



Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated
Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table
that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

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 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 first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage any way, I may as well pay the bills first.

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

My extra checks a re in my desk in the study, 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 checks, 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
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 water.

I put the Coke on the counter and 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 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 de n 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.

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 damn 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....


Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
And my husband wonders what I do all day!!

19 comments:

  1. LOL!!!! Ok, I am laughing, but it is me!!! Thanks for the New Year Laugh!
    Penny

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  2. LOL...what fun! Thanks for sharing!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

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  3. Welcome to my world!! Thanks for sharing...I followed your link from Tracey's blog! Glad to have discovered you!!

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  4. Ohhhhhhhh.....so that is what I do all day?!? LoL!!!
    ~Des

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  5. Whoever wrote this must have been following me around! I've always said I was an ADD housekeeper--and that's why I always feel so worn out. Cute post!

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  6. I'm not quite sure how I found you, but I loved my visit to your blog. I know exactly the effects of AAADD. I've been there for years. I think having kids does it to you! Have a wonderful week!
    ~Jen

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  7. Janet,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. This has been so much fun - I am so glad I followed in Aunt Lynn's footsteps and started the blogging thing. I am so hooked. I look forward to chatting with you soon.
    BTW, I love your post. Is 36 too young to have this "condition?" ;-)

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  8. Quit laughing! I know I have this condition. At least it has a name.

    Happy day,
    Melissa

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  9. Hi Janet! Thanks for coming to see me. Yes, I'm guilty of decorating for ME and not the next potential buyer - ha! I have to love the space I live in otherwise I won't be happy....and hubby knows if I'm not happy nobody is...ha! Hope you're ready for the weekend, I know I certainly am!
    Hugs,
    Rose

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  10. Oh this is totally me and all my girlfriends too !!!! Clarice

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  11. Haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa! Sometimes I get that way.

    Oh and by the way, buy a crock pot. You can put stew in it on the way to the mailbox and it will cook while you wash your car and pay the bills!
    I dig mine out in winter when I crave a home-cooked meal. They've updated them a lot since the 70's. LOL
    Nan

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  12. Okay. I AM laughing but it is a fairly prefect representation of my day!! Oh yes...it is so me.

    Love and hugs,
    Sue

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  13. Oh, yes...I remember this one and I love it! I can soooo relate to it!
    Enjoy your M-C calendar...it sure is a pretty one..
    bj

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  14. LOL....I totally relate! I really have to make a concerted effort not to get distracted!

    Manuela

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  15. This is absolutely classic. Whoever wrote this must know me, cause this pretty much describes me every single day!

    oxox

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  16. This is me exactly and my husband does wonder what I do all day, I tell him I get sidetracked. Can't wait to read the rest of your blog that I just found tonight.

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  17. I needed this!


    Janet, thank you for expressing your condolences when Mother passed away last month. You are very kind.

    Blessings,
    Deborah

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  18. That is so funny! and I can relate all too well...

    Happy New Year!

    Andrea

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  19. I can so relate to this. It describes my day precisely. LOL

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Janet