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A Profile Of My Day

A.A.A. D. D. - 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 GMC and decide it needs washing.

 As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

 I decide to go through the mail before I wash the GMC.

 I lay the GMC keys down 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 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 inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

 I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't 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 eye-they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

 I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 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 GMC 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 one check in my check book

* I can't find the remote

* I can't find my glasses

* 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 long, 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, will you?

 Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.

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

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