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Blog entry by Don posted 01-12-2007 07:45 AM 951 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does this sound like most of your days!!!

This is how it manifests itself: I decide to wash my car. As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the hall table. 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 trash can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.

So I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the trash first. But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque-book off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra cheques are in my desk in the study, so I go 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 notice the Coke is getting warm and 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 want to watch TV, we will be looking for the remote but nobody will 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 splash some water on the flowers, but most 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 car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, the trash hasn’t been taken out, and there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren’t watered, there is still only one check in my cheque-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 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.

Don’t laugh too loudly – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/



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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 01-12-2007 08:28 AM

this was great! I’m getting to this point also. I am told that if you start to do something and forget what you were trying to accomplish, BUT, you can stand there and think and then remember, you are normal. If you can’t find the answer, then you have Alzheimer’s. There didn’t seem to be much middle ground in there, huh?

hang in there buddy,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 01-12-2007 02:18 PM

that is the funniest thing I’ve ever read. I’m so glad I read it first thing in the morning. It has made my day. My daughter says, after we stop laughing, that it is totally her – she gets distracted so easily, much to her husband’s chagrine (is that how you spell it? But I digress).

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 01-12-2007 06:07 PM

Stay AWAY from power tools!!!

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Jim Earl

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#4 posted 01-12-2007 07:35 PM

Don’t worry Don It does happen to the majority of us. That happens to me every day, and I do worried sometimes but I still do what I see I can. My wife calls it selective memory but we both know that it happens and it not selective but it is life that happens to us all at one time or the other. This is know laughing matter, but a real problem and we have to try and work it out. Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 01-12-2007 10:26 PM

Selective memory?_That must be like _Husband’s Ear,My wife says I have that syndrom. I can hear what I want to hear. What?_

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 01-12-2007 10:34 PM

Ya Dick. I use to work for a buddy who is deaf. It became known he was hard of hearing and I was hard of listening.

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Don

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#7 posted 01-13-2007 12:07 AM

Husband’s Ear – Hard of Listening – Yes, this is also my wife’s complaint.

I actually read somewhere that as men age they begin to lose the hearing range that coincides with the female voice. Seriously, this is not a joke. well, at least my wife doesn’t see the humor in it.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 01-13-2007 12:45 AM

I have Tinnitus in my right ear, & she sits on my right when I’m driving. I guess we’ll have to move to Australia, but then I’d have to learn how to drive again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#9 posted 01-13-2007 12:51 AM

Dick you would quickly become ‘ambidrivetrous’.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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