Have fun with this ‘oldie’ sent to us by Heather Syminton:
A A A D D –
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. (Just joking!)
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 my
car needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table.
I brought that up from the mailbox earlier.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I put my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can
under the table, and notice that the can is full.
So, then 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 chequebook off the table and see that there is only one cheque left.
My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my
desk, where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.
I’m going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. I
I realise the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should 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 to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter and I 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 I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 down 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 driveway is flooded,
- the car isn’t washed,
- the bills aren’t paid,
- there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
- there is still only one 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 long, and I’m really tired.
I realise this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail.
Do me a favour, will you?
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don’t remember who I have sent it to.
Don’t laugh —
if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!
For some tips on Concentration and Eliminating Distractions, watch this 2-minute video.
Brilliant Thank you, sounds like me because I forget to tell myself what I was going to get/do.
Must remember to tell myself before I set off
That really made me laugh. Sounds a lot like me. But today I have had a good day. I have a friend helping me spring clean the house one day each week hope to have all cleaned by spring all going well made a good start today. I love your emails thank You God Bless you both love Pam
So easy to do, and I have to keep a firm hand on myself using your hints from Memory Tune, otherwise I can find myself going around with half done jobs!!!
As you say, so easy to let the mind wander on to this and that! Well done on reminding yourself to stay focused.