Monday, March 24, 2008

Just a reminder....I'll be my Dad one day....

I got this in an email today. I've got it before and I think I may have even posted it...but i can't remember!!! Anyway......welcome to my day:

> 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 left.
> My extra checks 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 checks,
> 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 refrigerator to keep it
> As I go 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 set the glasses back down on the counter, Fill a container with
> water and suddenly spot the TV
> 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
> 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 Coke 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
> I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn
> 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
> e-mail....


Diane J Standiford said...

Thing is, as we all age our brains do too---mine started shrinking like 75yr old at age 40. Important thing is to cherish every moment. There is an award for you on my blog. CONGRATULATIONS! (Now, don't forget to pick it up...)

Jen said...

This sounds like the day I had yesterday. . .

tt said...

Diane: you're exactly right...I need to practice that more for sure.!! an award?? I'll have to get ETK to retrieve it for me...thank you so much. I'm honored!!!

Jen: crazy isn't it? the mind is a funny/crazy thing, that's for sure.

ETK said...

This kind of stuff happens to me all the time. I think the second you leave starts shrinking. :)

tt said...

ETK:I'm actually glad it starts when we leave school...I was thinking having kids did it!! :) I'm soooo screwed if that's it...ha