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Thank goodness 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking .

I'm going to look for my checks,
But first I need to push the Pepsi aside
So that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Pepsi is getting warm,

And I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,

A vase of flowers on the counter
Catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi 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

Pepsi 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!
I don't remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I'm sorry.


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Charlie, I can understand this condition, thanks for sharing! On a related note, this condition doesn't seem to apply to you when it comes to productivity in your shop; I am just saying! ;)


Bruce Swanson
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Oh brother you sure nailed me cold! My wood shop is kitty corner from the house--I don't have too far to walk to get there. I have a 24' x 32' pole barn behind the shop and I have many tools there also, mostly of mechanical nature, and there is where I do my tractor repairs and restorations. There are those days when I log about 8000 steps because I may start doing something in the shop, and realize I need something from the barn, but as I start to head to the barn, I see something else I need to tend to, and on and on, so just as Charlie said above...………………...……………………………. ;) ;) ;)...………..forgot what I was going to say


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LMAO !!!

My parents used to tell a slightly different story about getting old:

The old couple starts to forget minor things as time marches on........ So, they decide to go to a doctor and get some advice. The doctor examines both of them and determines they do not have any condition other than just getting older. So he recommends that when they need to do something, just carry a note book and write it down, this is what most people do anyway, so this will help. The couple thanks him and they go home.
The next day the couple is watching TV and the Husband gets up to go to the kitchen, the Wife says "what are you getting?" "Vanilla Ice cream" he replies.... "get me some with chocolate on it." "ok" and starts to go to the kitchen. "wait" the wife says "shouldn't you write it down?" " no it's just vanilla with chocolate on it"...... he goes to the kitchen.

15 mins later the husband returns and hands her a plate "here is your ham and eggs" to which she replies "you forgot the salt n pepper !"

Now I am older .......... I understand

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