Do You Suffer From A.A.A.D.D.?

Discussion in 'Humor - Jokes - Games and Diversions' started by TailorMadeHell, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature


    Recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

    I decided to wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

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

    So I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first. But then I think, since I am going to be near the mailbox when I take the trash out anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

    I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so I don't accidentally knock it over.

    I see that the Coke is getting warm and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator 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 to be watered.

    I set the Coke down on the counter and I 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 back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

    I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

    I splash some water on the flowers but most if it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down 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 can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, 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 long and I'm really tired.

    I realize this is a serious problem and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my email.

  2. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I can relate to all of that. There is a gun on the floor that hasn't gotten put away because I stopped to pick up my range bag on the way to get out the cleaning gear, found my camera bag on the kitchen counter just about ready to soak up some spilled coffee, then the phone rang. And I still don't know where my coffee cup is hiding out --
  3. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    I applaud your bravery to confess such especially here amongst all these monkeys, knowing full well that they may never let you live it down. [applaud] [LMAO]
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    I call it "but-first-itis"

    I need to tidy the living room... but first I need to get that dropped sock into the laundry, then back upstairs... but first I should run a load of clothes, doggone kids didn't take their folded clothes up, I'll do it... but first this floor needs sweeping...

    You get the picture :rolleyes:. It's driving me crazy [loco].
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    [fnny]Shorter and shorter trip --- ?[booze][pop]
  6. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I think I know what you.........

    What was I saying?
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