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Old 01-13-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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“I went to the doctor yesterday and have been diagnosed with AAADD, Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests itself. I need to wash my car. As I start towards the garage I notice there’s mail on the hall table. I decide to go through it before washing the car. I put my keys on the table, put the junk mail in the bin and notice that this bin is full so I put the bills back on the table to take out the bin.

But then I think that, since I’m near the post-box when I take out the bin, I might as well pay the bills first. I take my cheque book off the table and see that there is only one cheque left so I go to my desk in the study where I find a bottle of coke I’d been drinking.

I’m about to look for my new cheque book when I notice that the coke is warm so I decide to put it in the fridge.

I head towards the kitchen when a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye — they need water. As I put down the coke on the counter I notice my glasses, which I have been looking for all morning.

I decide I had better take them back to my desk but first must water the flowers, so I fill a jug of water. Then I spot the TV remote on the kitchen table. Tonight when we go to watch TV we’ll be looking for it so I decide to take it back to the TV room, but first I must water the flowers.

I splash some water on them but some spills on the floor. So I put the remote down to wipe up the spill. Then I head for the hall trying to remember what I was trying to do.

Now it’s the end of the day — the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, there’s a warm bottle of coke on the counter, the flowers aren’t watered, there’s only one cheque in the book, I can’t find the remote or my glasses and I don’t know what I did with the car keys.

I try to work out why nothing got done today and I’m baffled because I’ve been busy and now I’m really tired. I realise this is a problem and I’ll try to get some help. But first I must check my emails!”

Ah, those 'senior' moments.

   
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:07 PM   #2
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My day. Every day. To a "T".

   
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Old 01-13-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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… AAADD, Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Sure does! Alas …

   
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That's how every day goes around here. Checking e-mail has become the stabiliser – the place I retreat to to regroup and sort out what I was really trying to achieve before I forgot.

   
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LOL! Here, too, I am constantly moving from one distraction to the next. Sigh. Not sure checking e-mail helps me....

   
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Have you been spying on me? LOL. This sounds like an average day in my life. No wonder I'm so frustrated!

   
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Mine too, Steve. How come no-one ever told us about this so we could have opted out?

   
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Have you been spying on me? LOL. This sounds like an average day in my life. No wonder I'm so frustrated!
Naah, I've just persuaded Google Earth to make low passes over your house every hour...

   
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I get in the same kind of muddle as easily as anything; I regroup by visiting here and Snarkish every day, otherwise I go mental. Trouble is, I'm younger than you lot, and this is not meant to happen to me for at least 10 more years!

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Mine too, Steve. How come no-one ever told us about this so we could have opted out?
Wouldn't have done any good, Rik.

We'd have started to read the warning, wandered off for a warmup on the tea/coffee, realized on the way that the cat's litter box needs cleaning, may as well take out the trash while we're at it, now where were the extra trash bags, in the basement that needs sweeping so we find the broom and look, the mop bucket handle needs mending and ....

   
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