Friday, 8 June 2007

This could get me into trouble!!

For the older generation, but don't forget, we'll all be there soon!

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 drive, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start towards the garage, I notice there is mail on the porch table that I bought in earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before washing the car.
I put my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the bin under the table, and notice the bin 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 out my chequebook, and see there is only one left. My extra cheques are in my desk, so I go inside. There is a can of Coke I had been drinking earlier.I'm going to look for my cheque book, but first I need to put the coke in the fridge to cool it.
As I head towards the kitchen with the coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye, they need watering.
I put the coke on the counter, and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I'd better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I put the glasses down, fill a can of water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realise that tonight, when we want to watch TV, I will be looking for it, so I decide to put it back in the lounge, but first I' ll water the flowers.
I pour water on the flowers, but spill a drop. I put the remote down, get a towel to dry up the water.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

The drive is flooded,
the car isn't washed,
the bills aren't paid,
there is a warm can of coke on the counter,
there is still only one cheque in my 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 day, and I,m knackered!



My Dad says this is him!!

25 comments:

sablonneuse said...

Been there, done that, still wearing the Tee-shirt - it's like that every day for me. Must be losing my mind. Now, where do you reckon I left it. . . .?

john.g. said...

sablonneuse,shame. lol.

headless chicken said...

I've been like this for years now so I can't use age as an excuse. K reckons it's because I don't concentrate on what I'm doing and that I should do one thing at a time properly and finish before going on to the next. If I actually managed to get things done I could call it multi-tasking but........................

Keith said...

I had a good laugh at that, I'm just the same.

I started to write this comment, noticed that cat wanted to go out so I got up to let him out and as I was in the kitchen I thought I would make a cup of tea. I completely forgot about writing this comment so it wasn't compl

PI said...

Have you been spying on me?

ChrisB said...

john have you been spying on me!!! Snap -pi I wrote this and then realised you have made the exact same comment.

PI said...

Great minds Chrisb!

john.g. said...

I love you lot! Fun that.

Minx said...

I have just found the washing-up liquid in the fridge - I think I qualify.

john.g. said...

Mix, welcome back. It could have been worse, you could have found the fridge in the washing up!

john.g. said...

Minx, sorry!

Sally Lomax said...

I suffer from this too!

john.g. said...

Too much vino, Sally!!

Ricardipus said...

It's age related?

I don't think so. I've always been like that... :)

john.g. said...

R.P. I know what you mean!

john.g. said...

sablonneuse, how do I comment on your blog?

Karmyn R said...

HA! I'm only in my mid 30's and I have days like this...early alzheimers?

john.g. said...

Karmyn, hi, possibly?! I forgot!

willowtree said...

I always thought it was just the marijuana.

john.g. said...

Willowtree, tut, tut!

phoenix said...

I'm exactly like this!!Are you a libran too then? I always blamed child birth for shrinking my brain cells but certainly doesn't apply to you blokes?Maybe it's what we're all like but only us brave ones admit it hehe

john.g. said...

Phoenix, Aquarius. No, I don't have the rigt bits for giving birth. Trying to make them is fun though!

The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Me too! Absent-minded to the hilt, now what was I doing?

RUTH said...

Think your Dad and I could twins! Sounds just like me too :o)

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