have recently been diagnosed with AAADD:
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
This is how it goes . . .
I decide to clean off the front patio. I start to the patio
and notice mail on the desk that needs to be taken down
to the Post Office. OK, I'm going to the Post Office . .
BUT FIRST I'm going to go through the mail that was delivered.
I lay the car keys down on desk. After discarding the junk
mail, I notice the trash can 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 is my
empty coffee 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
start to head for the kitchen and look out at my balcony,
notice the flowers need a drink of water because of the
extreme heat. 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 . . .
Aaaagh!!! Someone left the TV remote on the wrong spot.
Okay, I'll put the remote away and water the plants on my
balcony . . .
BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.
END OF DAY: The patio has not been cleaned, bills still
unpaid, cup still on the counter, checkbook still has only
one check left, lost my car keys . . .
And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done
today, I'm baffled because . . .
I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY!
I realize this condition is serious . . .
I'd get help . . .
BUT FIRST . . . I think I'll check my e-mail.