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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Age Activated ADD

Nicked from Wulfweard the White

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my lawn.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over
at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is 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 down 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 cheque book off the table, and see
that there is only one cheque left.
My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so
I go inside the house to my desk where I find
the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques, but first I need to push
the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
I see that the Coke 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 Coke,
a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye -
they need to be watered.

I set the Coke 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,
I will 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 quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back down 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 lawn isn't watered,
the car isn't washed,
the bills aren't paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only one cheque in my cheque book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
I don't remember what I did with the car keys,
and my neighbor called to tell me he turned off the
hose that was flooding the driveway.

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.

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Blogger SzélsőFa said...

how can get someone a peep into my life?

May 17, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Vik actually said, "Did you write that?" - he was so convinced it was an actual description of my day, hehehe.

May 17, 2007 4:56 PM  
Blogger Mophia said...

Did you write that?! lol

May 18, 2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Heheh, silly Mophia ^^

May 18, 2007 6:23 PM  
Blogger Katja said...

This is totally you :) I'm glad, that Vik said it first :)

No confirmation yet about my summer holiday... But I try to book the VS flights next week, ok ?

May 19, 2007 2:56 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

You guys are all ganging up on me, heheh. I want a different jury, dammit! :P

May 19, 2007 1:21 PM  
Blogger Mophia said...

speaking of juries... i have to get a jury duty questionaire mailed in... >.>

May 21, 2007 12:31 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Hehehe. It's absent-minded professor syndrome, I tell ya, it is, it is!

May 21, 2007 2:08 AM  
Blogger onlyjokinglasse said...

What a nice story. I would have commented earlier but could not find my computer...

May 21, 2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

Runs in the family, huh?

May 22, 2007 6:11 AM  

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