AAADD – sorry long post

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 7:06 pm

      Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder (A.A.A.D.D.)

      Recently I was diagnosed with AAADD – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decided to wash my car. As I start toward 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 trashcan under the table, and notice that the trashcan is full.

      So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first. But then I think, since I’m 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 bottle of soda that I had been drinking. I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the soda aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. I see that the soda 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 soda, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye-they need to be watered. I set the soda 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 we will be looking for the remote, but nobody will 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 splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor. So I set the remote control back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

      At the end of the day: the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, there is a warm bottle of soda sitting on the counter, the flowers aren’t watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook, 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 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 😀

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2006 at 9:58 pm

      Hhhmmmmm, sounds rather familiar – thanks for the laugh!

    • Anonymous
      February 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

      Since this was first posted some years back the conditions has gotten more confusing. Does anyone know if this correlates to age or is it gender related? :rolleyes: My wife says it’s a male thing

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2011 at 7:08 am

      Morning Jim
      I don’t know if it’s an age thing or a male thing. I think it is a GBS thing, I am incapable about making a decision or hold a thought in my head. Let me tell you a story, I was on my way out the other day and………….????? Forgot what I was going to say. I’ll take a nap and try again another time. Have a great day!

    • Anonymous
      February 17, 2011 at 10:07 am

      Jim I don’t think it’s a male thing, I’ve saw women that thing’s like that have happened to. Could be something caused by meds to, I know when my wife was living she had problems with remembering things. She was on a lot of medication due to the pain she stayed in. You never know could be several factors involved in that.

    • Anonymous
      February 18, 2011 at 9:42 am

      O.K. guys – I am setting the record straight. It IS a guy thing. My own problems with CRS is caused by being the only female in an all male household (I gave birth to 2 male-childs). Of course now the odds are evened by owning 2 female dogs. One is a blue heeler and the other is a Labrador Bay Retriever. I have never been to Labrador, but right now I need to go to the store and pick up milk, I think I will fix Bar-B-Que sandwiches for lunch. :rolleyes:

    • Anonymous
      July 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      I just noticed this post, but I not remember writing it. However, it may explain why I’ve been “busy” all day for the past month or so but never managed to accomplish anything. :rolleyes:

    • Anonymous
      July 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

      Oh gosh, you just described a typical day for me! 😳