Skip to comments.Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Posted on 12/19/2018 3:24:11 AM PST by sodpoodle
Thank GOD there's a name for this disorder.
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 Diet Coke I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks, But first I need to push the Diet Coke aside So that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Diet 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 Diet Coke, A vase of flowers on the counter Catches my eye--they need water.
I put the Diet 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 Diet 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
You described my mother perfectly. She has the attention span of a flea.
I got the CRS real bad. Its exhausting!
(Cain’t Remember $h!t)
My claim is that my brain works faster than my body is able to keep up with it.
Same here, except I left the hose on the entire day and the wife wants to know why theres water running down the street.
Love Ya...Sure does sound familiar.
These days I wonder a lot more about the hereafter. I go into a room and then say to myself, “I wonder what I came in here after?”
Yup. This is a story about me. And the wife comes home and wonders what I did all day. I tell her I was very busy and did a lot of stuff.......even though I never completed any of it.
This is why I dont plan to retire. I have enough to do already.
Yeah I’m like this but it’s because I’ve smoked weed all day long for, like, most of my life. Now I’m old, too! Watch out, everybody!!!
What you’ve described isn’t all bad because you are physically in motion the whole time and wind up tired, which is good for your heart and weight control. It shows you have motivation and something to do with your life, even though it’s at home.
This is far better than some I’ve known that do nothing, I mean nothing except get up, watch TV, eat and go to bed. They do absolutely none of the things you mentioned.
Jump in the car...get to the end of the drive....Now where was I going??
20mg of Focalin every morning gets me through my days. That description of Adult A.D.D. is the story of my life. And my wife of 29 years still doesn’t get it.
You left the hose running....
Thanks. The new label feels good!
“This is far better than some Ive known that do nothing, I mean nothing except get up, watch TV, eat and go to bed. They do absolutely none of the things you mentioned.”
You’re describing a huge amount of youth here. Difference is they could do something and it is not a mental disorder like dementia or ADD. But because they’ve been taught that they don’t have to do anything to survive, and that they are so smart they can do anything they like without effort, they do nothing and become a burden to themselves and society. Some never get the picture and are satisfied to get just enough to eat, sometimes, and a place to lay their heads. Others die in the streets.
So the choice becomes not quite enough or nothing. But I’m expected to support their lazy idiocy when I worked for myself and my family. So who’s the fool, the fool or the fool who is stuck following? I’ll be glad to help sick people and do. Laziness is not an illness.
Oh, the writer forgot to cover the gaming time they need in their day.
It used to be called “Being a Chowderhead”
Yep...CRS. That’d be me for sure.
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