I just wanted to let you know that I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD
- Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it goes...
I decide to do the laundry, start down the hall and notice the newspaper
on the table. OK, I'm going to do the laundry...
BUT FIRST I'm going to read the newspaper. After that, I notice the mail
on the table. OK, I'll just put the newspaper in the recycle stack....
BUT FIRST I'll look through the pile of mail and see if there are any bills
to be paid. Yes. Now where is the checkbook?
Oops.. there's the empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table. I'm going
to look for that checkbook...
BUT FIRST I need to put the glass in the sink.
I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice my poor flowers need
a drink of water, I put the glass in the sink and there's the remote for
the TV on the kitchen counter. What's it doing here? I'll just put it away...
BUT FIRST I need to water those plants. I head for the door and...Aaaagh!
stepped on the cat. Cat needs to be fed. Okay, I'll put the remote away
and water the plants...
BUT FIRST I need to feed the cat.
END OF DAY: Laundry is not done, newspapers are still on the floor, glass
is still in the sink, bills are not paid, checkbook is still lost, and the
cat ate the remote control...And, when I try to figure out how come nothing
got done today, I'm baffled because...I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY!
I realize this condition is serious...I'd get help... BUT FIRST...I think
I'll check my e-mail.