Does this describe you? lol

carolann_z8(8)July 12, 2006

Recently, the AMA has been submitted with another Disorder diagnosis

A. A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention

Deficit Disorder.

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 it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

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

So, 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 check book off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to 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 water.

I put the Coke on the counter and 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 spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll 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 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 don't have enough water,

- There is still only 1 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, 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 e-mail.

Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

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

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Bev__(z7/8 TX)

guilty......

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 11:10PM
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jolanaweb

Hehehehe, okay...I'm busted, lol

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 11:50PM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

Wow, I think I need to put some drapes over my windows. Someone has been spying on me!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 8:41AM
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sally2_gw

That is sooooo me. LOL

Sally

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 9:30AM
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carolann_z8(8)

I'm like this in the yard. I go to water a pot and see weeds then set the water can down and start pulling weeds.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 9:53AM
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beachplant(9b)

Have you been following me around again? Watch it gang, big brother IS watching us!
I laughed so hard I thought I'd die!
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 2:12PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I have tried for years to break myself of this "habit" to no avail - I now just go with it. No need confusing myself anymore. It is comforting to know that so many of you do the same thing -------

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 3:04PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Me too! LOL!PJ

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 4:24PM
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stitches216(8/9 Hou-Galv)

I think I must have been one of the AMA's most informative research subjects...but I'll be hanged if I can remember when the AMA was in touch with me...

What I have noticed is, the more I read e-mail and spend time on line, the more I want to watch TV.

If I spend too much time on any one day putting things INTO a machine with a video screen, the "compensation and entitlement"-processing part of my character/value system drives me to park in front of a TV and wear out the remote - with the attitude of: "Now it's payback time - YOUR turn to put stuff OUT for ME!"

I'm there for today, believe me! What's good on the tube tonight?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 7:32PM
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natvtxn(z8BTX)

yep, me too.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2006 at 8:06PM
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Dena Walters

Ohhh my...I laughed sooo hard reading this..shaking my head yep..yep...yep..I do that...uh-huh..yep...ROFL!!
That is totally priceless!!!
Thanks for posting this...I now have to read it to everyone in the office, but first I have to.......
Dena

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 8:41AM
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carolann_z8(8)

stitches, I like the show "America's Got Talent" and I also watch "Treasure Hunters".

Most of my favorite shows are off the air for now.

Carol

    Bookmark   July 14, 2006 at 9:49AM
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