Sunday, July 15, 2007

It’s Not A.A.A.D.D., It’s Multi Tasking

Ah, yes, it’s a lovely Sunday morning. Think I’ll go out in the back yard and sit in my Adirondack chair. No, wait, have to prune that bit of vine, Uh-Oh, the dog’s dug a hole, better fill it back up, then I’d better go and . . . .

The following from the internet. Don’t let this happen to you!

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 Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to 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 water. I put the Coke 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 Coke 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 damn 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 the hell I've sent it to. Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!


4crapkiller said...

Enjoy the fog. Fog is over our mountains in Atascadero, got to be thick there in L.O. Not a good day for drying clothes on a clothes line.

A.A.A.D.D.: At the same time when you go for tests, have them check for toxoplasmosis. Lots of cats running around in L.O.

A sure cure for this is to write a list and attach it to a clipboard around your neck. Four of our five members of the LOCSD board could use this. Keep em focused on the bankruptcy issue. I am sure they are not sleeping well as the "gift of public funds" case nears sooner or later. I hope they have legal insurance that pays the legal bills for defense against alledged illegal acts. As the stress increases, the A.A.A.D.D. will get worse.

On the next LOCSD agenda the raising of franchise fees and resultant increases in garbage collection fees will be discussed. At the same time the board will evaluate legal council. It sort of seems to me that it is a conflict of interest to continue to work with attornies that are on the creditors list. Fire them. Get reputable others. Sue the bunch that is fired. We need money! We can use the increased funds from garbage franchise fees for this!

Have a nice day!

Churadogs said...

Crap sez:"Enjoy the fog. Fog is over our mountains in Atascadero, got to be thick there in L.O. Not a good day for drying clothes on a clothes line."

Actually, my solar dryer works amazingly well even on overcast, foggy, cool days. So long as it's not actually raining, the evaporation continues -- i.e. whatever's wetter -- air or clothes -- will evaporate. Will just take a bit longer. If you're living in Atascadero, perfect place for a solar dryer.