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!!




2 responses

17 09 2008

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

17 09 2008

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

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