Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Have you got this yet?

This was sent to me today and normally I never pass this sort of thing on. I think it is meant to be a bit tongue in cheek so no offence intended! We were barely 1/3rd of the way through reading it when tears filled our eyes and we were laughing, because we are both like this!

"Recently, I was diagnosed with  A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder, thank goodness there's a name for this disorder, somehow I feel better, even though I have  it!!

This is how it manifests  itself:

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. I head towards the garage,  then notice post on the porch table,that I picked up from the postman earlier.

I decide to go through it before washing the car, so I put my car keys on the table,  put the junk mail in the recycling box under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full.

The bills are put back on the table and I take out the recycling, but then it occurs to me that since I'm going to be near the post box when I take out the recycling I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table but notice that there is only one cheque left. The new cheque books is in the desk in my study, so I go into the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.  It is getting  cold, so I head towards the kitchen to make a new off, cold coffee in hand. A vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water, so the coffee is put down on the worktop, where I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning!

I decide it is better to put them back on my desk, but first the vase of flowers still need watering. The glasses get put down on the worktop, I fill a jug with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control.. Someone has left it on the kitchen table.

Realising that tonight when we go to watch TV,  we'll be looking for the remote, I decide to put it back where it belongs, but  first I'll water the vase of flowers. This is done but unfortunately it overspills onto the floor.

The remote gets put back on the table,  and I used a towel to wipe up the spill. Empty handed I
wander down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the  day, the car still isn't washed, the garden flowers have not been watered, the bills aren't paid, there is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the kitchen work-surface, there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book.

I can't find the TV remote, or my glasses let alone 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 

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


  1. I couldn't have written about my days better myself! This is brilliant and oh so true! lol

  2. This is so me!! especially the tired bit at the end of the day. x

  3. I am only 56 and some days this is me. Cheryl

  4. The only thing missing is the tea made and poured onto the coffee granules that I put in the mug before filling the kettle, oh and the butter that was put in the freezer while the meal to be frozen was carefully squeezed into the dairy section of the fridge.

  5. some days...for me there would have to be an accidental nap in there too...thanks for sharing


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