Age Disorder

A.A.A.D.D.- KNOW THE SYMPTOMS (for your future, of course!)

This is a peach – and oh so true!!

Thank goodness 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 cheque book off the table,

And see that there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques 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 cheque’s, 

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 cheque in my cheque 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 favour.

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!

P.S.I don’t remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I’m sorry

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