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Bob #2

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01-20-2009 08:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
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!!



-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#1 posted 01-20-2009 08:41 PM

what’s abnormal about that just sounds like another day in paradisguise.LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 08:52 PM

Take it from one who has suffered the ravages of this disease for some time now- DON”T go to the bathroom- or you’ll have to start all over again!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 08:56 PM

Holy cats! I’m screwed…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 09:24 PM

Sorry.. I was distracted.. what did you post? ha ha

that is a fun post.. thanks

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 09:31 PM

welcome to my world mate ha ha …..........

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#6 posted 01-20-2009 09:54 PM

Thanks for posting this. I now understand why when I put down a chisel I can never find it again.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#7 posted 01-20-2009 10:20 PM

You just described a normal day for me. I think.

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#8 posted 01-20-2009 11:01 PM

What’s it called when I read this entire post and by the end of it I don’t remember what the heck it was about, so I reread it and it happens again. Must be short term amnesia. Now, what was I just thinking about?

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 01-20-2009 11:59 PM

It sounds like you were following me. That’s my average day. I think I’m glad to know it happens to others too. I better go now I was in the middle of drinking my coffee.

Hey Bob#2 can you guys in Canada keep the cold and snow up there?

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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Bob #2

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#10 posted 01-21-2009 12:16 AM

Hi Bob42: We are doing what we can but Al Gore has announced “climate change” and he just wont be denied! <vbg>

p.s. It was +24° C (~70°F) in Dawson Creek on Saturday.

Maybe he was thinking of Climate swapping? ;-)


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 01-21-2009 12:31 AM

Hi Bob

There is another name for disorder. OLD AGE! Thanks for the smile.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 01-21-2009 12:49 AM

When does this disorder normally set in? Maybe I have EOAAADD: Early Onset Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#13 posted 01-21-2009 01:09 AM

I think I read this before must have it sounds awfully familiar or maybe I just read it twice :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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Bob #2

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#14 posted 01-21-2009 01:42 AM

It’s good to laugh and be among freinds.



-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#15 posted 01-21-2009 03:58 AM

Copied and forwarded to my family.

Thanks Bob, you have the greatest things to share.


-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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