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>> AAADD - 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 car and decide it needs washing.

>>

>>As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the front verandah

>>table that I brought up from the letter box earlier, just

>>after the mailman had been.

>>

>>I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I put my car

>>keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage bin beside the

>>table, and notice that the bin 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 post box when I take out

>>the garbage anyway (and the mailman picks up the mail at noon), I

>>may as well pay the bills first.

>>

>>So, I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only

>>one cheque left. My spare cheque book is in my desk in the study,

>>so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke

>>I'd been drinking earlier this morning.

>>

>>I know I'm going to look for my cheque book, but first I need to

>>push the Coke can aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

>>The Coke is warm, so I decide to put it in the refrigerator to make

>>it cold again. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase

>>of flowers on the dining room table catches my eye -- they need

>>water.

>>

>>I put the Coke on the dining room table 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 put more

>>water in the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the table, go

>>to the kitchen sink to get a jug and fill it with water and

>>suddenly spot the TV remote on the window sill. Some-one left it

>>there.

>>

>>I realise 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 window sill, so I

>>decide to put it back in the lounge room where it belongs, but

>>first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the jug, but

>>spill some on the floor.

>>

>>So, I set the remote back on the kitchen bench, 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 cheques aren't written for the bills to be paid

>>

>>- there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the dining room table

>>

>>- the flowers 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,

>>

>>- the garbage hasn't been taken out

>>

>>- 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 now.

>>

>>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.

 
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