Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I Didn't Write This...


...and it's floating around alot of places, but it is soooo appropriate. For me anyways. Hat's off to the author.


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 anyway, 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 are 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
den 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 one 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.

Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

1 Comments:

Blogger Rantin' Ron said...

Damned clever and too close to home!

12:20 AM  

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