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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Hamilton, Montana, USA

    Talking AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better even though I have it!!

    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 toward 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 garbage can under the table, and notice that the can 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 my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking.

    I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

    The Pepsi is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

    As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

    I put the Pepsi 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 set the 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 realize 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 den 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 set the remote back 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 Pepsi sitting on the counter
    .....the flowers don't have enough water,
    .....there is still only 1 check in my check 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, andI'm really tired.

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    Junior Member SP8's's Avatar
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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    Bugger ... I've had AAADD for years and never knew ...

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    Generic Member The Error Guy's Avatar
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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    Your hose is still turned on Joe. Beware of flood next time you pop outside
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    Awaiting Enlightenment R2x1's Avatar
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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    Beware of popping, indoors or out.
    Entropy is not what
    it used to be.

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    Senior member Iantech's Avatar
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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    very good Joe, I enjoyed that

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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    I like that.

    As I was reading it, half way down I thought to jot down a couple notes about it.

    As I am writing, I notice that my paper pad only has 2 sheets left.

    I left the note and went up to the office supply room for another notepad

    on the way back, i stopped in the bathroom and left the notepad on the counter.

    I got back to my computer and read a half written note about remembering where I was going to go for dinner and don't know what I was talking about.

    Self Diagnosed.

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    IT Consultant johcar's Avatar
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    Hibiscus Coast, Auckland

    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Beware of popping, indoors or out.
    "It's nice out, but put it away"....

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941)

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    Rocket Dog WalOne's Avatar
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    Talking Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    I think I may have been born with it
    I have very high hopes that seriousness is a reversible condition.

    Dr Lester Levy

    I've studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through.

    Leonard Cohen

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    Senior Member pctek's Avatar
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    Default Re: AAADD ------------- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS.......

    The Husband Version:

    He decides to water the garden.

    As he goes to turn on the hose in the driveway, he remembers he took the end off it last time it was used and goes to the garage to retrieve it.

    As he starts toward the garage, he sees the courier pull up.

    he brings the parcel in before getting the hose end.

    While inside his phone rings and a customer wants a quote.

    While I do his quote and email it off, I pay some bills and notice the amazing lack of money in his account so print it out for him to see.

    As he goes to view the printout, I notice he hasn't eaten for a while and has low blood suger, he denies this and eventually while he thinks about testing it and eventually figures out how, I make tea and biccies.

    He then can't find his glasses to read the printout and accuses me of hiding them again.

    I find the glasses while he drinks tea.

    He spots the TV remote....someone left it on the kitchen table - I wonder who? and he decides the lunchtime news is on and he'll catch up on that while having the tea and biccies.
    Then, after the news, biccies and perusal of printout, he heads down the hall trying to remember what he was planning to do.

    I wander outside and notice the hose has been going for ages and has flooded the driveway.

    He asks me why I turned it on in the first place and I should really be more organised with things I am doing.
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