I have recently been diagnosed with AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how it goes:
I decide to do work on the car, start to the garage and notice
the mail on the table. OK, I'm going to work on the car... BUT FIRST
I'm going to go through the mail.
Lay car keys down on desk. After
discarding the junk mail, I notice the trash can is full. OK, I'll just
put the bills on my desk.... BUT FIRST I'll take the trash out, but since
I'm going to be near the mailbox, I'll address a few bills....
where is the checkbook? Oops.. there's only one check left. Where did I
put the extra checks? Oh, there is my empty plastic cup from last night on
my desk. I'm going to look for those checks... BUT FIRST I need to put the
cup back in the kitchen.
I head for the kitchen, look out the window,
notice the flowers need a drink of water, I put the cup on the counter and
there's my extra pair of glasses on the kitchen counter. What are they
doing here? I'll just put them away... BUT FIRST need to water those
I head for the door and... Aaaagh! someone left the TV remote in
the wrong spot. Okay, I'll put the remote away and water the plants...
BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.
END OF DAY: Oil in car not changed, bills still unpaid, cup still in
the sink, checkbook still has only one check left, lost my car keys, ..
And, when I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I'm
baffled because... I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY! I realize this condition is
serious... I'd get help...
BUT FIRST...I think I'll check my e-mail.