Wednesday, 6 August 2008


My head hurts, my throat is sore, I can't stop sneezing and coughing, I ache all over and I am filled with dread that hubby will catch this ----
MAN FLU!!!!!!

Mac has gone off fishing for the afternoon so I am going to indulge in a bit of self pity, but before I go, this is an e-mail I had sent to me. Familiar anyone.

I was recently diagnosed with AAADD -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my flower tubs in the front garden.
As I go to turn on the hose I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
I go to get the car keys from the porch and then notice the post on the porch table.

I decide to go through the post before I wash the car.
I put my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the bin under the table, and notice that the bin is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first.

But then I think,
I can run down to the post-box when I take out the rubbish,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only 1 cheque left.
My other cheque book is in the computer desk,
so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my other cheque book,
but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Coke is getting warm so I decide to put it in the fridge to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,
a vase of flowers on the window ledge catches my eye--
they need water.

I put the Coke on the window ledge and
discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my computer desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I put the glasses back down on the window ledge,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
I must have have left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when I 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 living room where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers,
but some spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table, get a towel 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 flower tubs aren't watered;
The car isn't washed;
The bills aren't paid;
There is a warm can of Coke sitting on the window ledge;
The flowers in the vase don't have enough water;
There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book;
I can't find the remote;
I can't find my glasses;
I have absolutely NO idea what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to work out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day,
and I'm really tired.
I realise 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 favour.
Forward this message to everyone I know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

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


Jackie said...

Its already here.

Kayla coo said...

This happens to me all the time!

Gina said...

yep... that's me too! In fact I'm sure I was sorting out the washing when I started this morning.... not sure how I've ended up here?