Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how is manifests itself:
I decide to wash my car. As I start toward to the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the hall table. I decide to go through the
mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash
can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the
trash first, but then I think that since Iím going to be near the
mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my checkbook 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 to my
desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking. Iím going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I donít accidentally knock it over.
I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should 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 eyeĖthey need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter and I discover my reading
glasses that Iíve been searching for all morning.
I decide Iíd better put them back on my desk, but first Iím going to
water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water, and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will remember that itís on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first Iíll water the flowers.
I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down 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 isnít washed, the bills arenít paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers arenít watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook,
I canít find the remote, I canít find my glasses, and I donít remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, Iím really baffled because I know I was busy all day long and Iím really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and Iíll try to get some help for it.