AAADD

17 09 2008

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 towards 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 waste 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, 
Since I’m going to be near the mailbox 
When I take out the rubbish anyway,
 
I may as well pay the bills first..
 

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

My extra cheques 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 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 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 put my 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 realise 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 lounge 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 place the remote back on the table, 
Get some paper 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 cheque in my cheque book

I can’t find the remote
 

I can’t find my glasses  

My driveway is flooded

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.
I know I must try to get some help for it 
But first I’ll check my mail…..
 


Don’t laugh ! If this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!

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2 responses

17 09 2008
zhaohan

Haha!! Aunt Veron, you’re ‘expired’!! =P

17 09 2008
allany

zhaohan: choy, choy, choy ….. expired means die la – in legal language 🙂

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