I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD

Just found this in an old email file (Dec. 2001)  and thought it is time to resend it to the WGEN list. I thought it was funny back then but now it seems like *normal*)


I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder)

This is how it goes…..

I decide to wash the car, start toward the garage and notice the mail on the table.

OK, I’m going to wash the car…

BUT FIRST I’m going to go through the mail.

Lay car keys down on desk.

After discarding the junk mail, I notice the trashcan 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’s my empty plastic 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 head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice the flowers need a drink of water, 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 …


Someone left the TV remote in the wrong spot.

Okay, I’ll put the remote away and water the plants…

BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.

END OF DAY: car not washed, bills still unpaid, cup still in the sink, checkbook still has only one check left, lost my car keys; and, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m baffled because…


I realize this condition is serious… I’d get help…

BUT FIRST… I think I’ll check my e-mail.

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