Started to post this yesterday, but ...

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by armedandsafe, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    Sound like anyone you know?
    This is me right now. I need help and I know I'm not alone!!


    Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
    Somehow I feel better even though I have it!!

    Recently, I was diagnosed with 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 one 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking.

    I'm going to look for my checks,
    but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
    so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

    The Pepsi is getting warm,
    and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

    As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
    a vase of flowers on the counter
    catches my eye--they need water.

    I put the Pepsi 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=2 0spills 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 driveway is flooded
    the bills aren't paid
    there is a warm can of Pepsi 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!!

  2. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Ok I hear you Pops, and I have had some of the same problems. I use notes, when I remember something I need to do, I just add it to the list in my pocket. Only it isnt there now, where the heck did I leave it?

  3. Angryisme

    Angryisme Member

    Mar 25, 2009
    New Jersey
    how'd you find me?!?!?!
  4. Texman

    Texman New Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Believe me,,I know the feeling,, I hate finding those notes in my pocket with no idea how they got there. :-(
  5. Mr. Nameless

    Mr. Nameless New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Coast of N.C.
    That's me if I'm bored, also I'm constantly called a procrastinator.
  6. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Sounds like somebody's been following me around. :eek: :D :D :D

  7. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    I wouldn’t ever joke again about ADD, as that is a mental disorder that will soon get you on the ban list.

    Was it funny? Sure
    Are you going to think twice about mental disorders? ?
    Are you going to think twice about renewing or suggesting people towards the NRA? ?
  8. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    I am very careful to put things in a safe place, so they will be there when I need them again.

    If I EVER catch that fellow that follows me around, moving my safe place while I'm not looking, I'll ... well, it won't be pretty. :D

  9. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    How the heck did you get my notes in your pocket?
  10. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    I have a routine.
    For everything I do, almost.
    My wife says I am borderlind OCD, and this is undoubtedly true.
    BUT - the good part is that everything gets done that needs to be done -
    UNLESS I get interrupted.
    Whoo boy, that tears it.
    If something interrupts me in the middle of my morning routine, I am likely to walk out the door without brushing my teeth, without shaving, or without pants - depending on at what point in my routine I was interrupted.

    FUNNY stuff, Pops!
  11. whitemach

    whitemach New Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    thats funny:D----till i start doing it!
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009