I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD:
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
This is how it goes . . .
I decide to clean off the front patio. I start to the patio and notice mail on the desk that needs to be taken down to the Post Office. OK, I’m going to the Post Office . . .
BUT FIRST I’m going to go through the mail that was delivered. I lay the car keys down on desk. After discarding the junk mail, I notice the trash can is full. OK, I’ll just put the bills on my desk . . .
BUT FIRST I’ll take the trash out. But since I’m going to be near the mailbox, I’ll address a few bills . . . Yes, Now where is the checkbook? Oops.. there’s only one check left. Where did I put the extra checks? Oh, there is my empty coffee cup from last night on my desk. I’m going to look for those checks . . .
BUT FIRST I need to put the cup back in the kitchen. I start to head for the kitchen and look out at my balcony, notice the flowers need a drink of water because of the extreme heat. I put the cup on the counter and there’s my extra pair of glasses on the kitchen counter.
What are they doing here? I’ll just put them away . . .
BUT FIRST need to water those plants. I head for the door and . . .
Aaaagh!!! Someone left the TV remote on the wrong spot. Okay, I’ll put the remote away and water the plants on my balcony . . .
BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.
END OF DAY: The patio has not been cleaned, bills still unpaid, cup still on the counter, checkbook still has only one check left, lost my car keys . . .
And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I’m baffled because . . .
I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY!
I realize this condition is serious . . .
I’d get help . . .
BUT FIRST . . . I think I’ll check my e-mail.