A.A.A.D.D

Recently I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.  This is how it manifests:

I decided to wash my car.  As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table.  I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash can under the table and notice that the trash can is full.

So I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first.  But then I think, since I am going to be near the mailbox when I take the trash out anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook 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 to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.  I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so I don't accidentally knock it over.

I see that 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 realize 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 splash some water on the flowers but most if 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 car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren't watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, 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 realize this is a serious problem and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my email.

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