This Could Be Me 

Thank GOD there’s a name for this disorder.

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 porch table that 

I brought up from the mail box earlier. 

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. 
I lay my car keys 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 check book 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 Diet Coke I’d been drinking. 

I’m going to look for my checks, 
But first I need to push the Diet Coke aside 

So that I don’t accidentally knock it over. 

The Diet Coke is getting warm, 
And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. 

As I head toward the kitchen with the
Diet Coke, 

A vase of flowers on the counter 

Catches my eye–they need water. 

I put the Diet Coke on the counter 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 water the flowers. 

I set the glasses back down on the counter , 
Fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. 

Someone left it on the kitchen table. 

I realize 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 

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 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 isn’t washed, 

The bills aren’t paid, 

There is a warm can of 

Diet Coke sitting on the counter, 

The flowers don’t have enough water, 

There is still only 1 check in my check book, 

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, 

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. 
Forward this message to everyone you know, 

Because I don’t remember who I’ve sent it to. 

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, 
your day is coming!

P.S. I don’t remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I’m sorry


(Thank you SZS) 

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