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Recently, I was diagnosed with 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 the postman had delivered earlier.

 

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

 

I lay my car keys on the porch table, put the junk mail in the bin under the table, and notice that the bin is full.

 

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

 

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the postbox when I take out the rubbish anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

 

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

 

My new chequebook is in my desk in the computer room, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the half empty glass of orange squash I'd been drinking.

 

I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the squash aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

 

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

 

As I head toward the kitchen with the squash, a vase of flowers on the side catches my eye - they need water.

 

I put the glass of squash on the shelf 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 down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote that someone left on the kitchen table.

 

I realize that tonight when we go to watch telly, 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 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 glass of orange squash sitting on the hall shelf

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 cheque in my chequebook,

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, and I'm really tired.

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Your not anywhere near those nuclear subs are you Conniff :eek:

 

Seriously, I am getting like that myself. I always start a job, then find something more important to do instead. I thought I needed to take more water with it, but it sounds like the AAADD you described.


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:confused: mI found myself in the shed the other day thinking, "What the hell am I doing in here?"

my best one was when I totally lost a cucumber, my husband found it slightly poached in the dishwasher

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My OH has been saying for years "your always so busy but you never get anything done" at least now I can tell him I have AAADD:p Thanks Conniff

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