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.