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A day for an AAADD man
2008/03/16 09:36

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 cold.

As I head 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 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 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 today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, 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....

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

2008. 3. 15
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3樓. 荷米特
2008/03/28 14:18

I too find myself an AAADD especially when chores fill up a day.

But this also reminds me of my beloved dad (who passed away several weeks ago). Too many unsolved problems filled up his mind, and he became an AAADD.

Mm...maybe focus one thing and one thing only will help (though it doesn't seem easy for one who is used to "trying too hard" to make a schedule out of daily chores, such as ME)

I say, you say.
Sorry for your lose of beloved dad.

I find myself also "trying too hard" to make a schedle out of daily chores like you, am trying to lessen some of my commitments if possible.  However, it is not easy, especially it will let people down when doing so.

Anyway, glad to know you. 
奈米 2008/03/28 15:03回覆
2樓. 湖映~ 一盞忘塵茶
2008/03/27 20:51
或許 他是個幸運的人
其實換個角度來看,誰說人生一定要從 零歲 當起點?
能從忘記過去的記憶  當起點  也是個很好的開始呀!


奈米 2008/03/28 01:35回覆
1樓. 湖映~ 一盞忘塵茶
2008/03/27 02:16
my apology
Ha ha ha ha he he he...呵呵~ 嘻嘻~哈哈~  
Oops, Sorry !!

No need to be sorry!
It's real, my best friend, who is a doctor himself.
He is suffering a lot of pain and memory loss recently,
and I can't do anything to help him.
He is only 70.
I remember our Chinese saying has one quote:
Life begins at 70. 
But the reality seems not permit it.

奈米 2008/03/27 13:23回覆