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Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.    


Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.    


Does this sound familiar to anyone?


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 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 

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!

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

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