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More Elderly Jokes & Quotes - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
5/7/2007 6:26:49 AM

Hello Everyone

Everyone ready for Monday???

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it develops:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose, 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 mailbox 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 checkbook off the table, and see that
there is only 1 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
that I had 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.

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

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 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 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,
----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 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

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember to whom it has been sent.
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

P.S I just remembered.


Have a Great Day Everyone!!!



Re: More Elderly Jokes & Quotes - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
5/7/2007 10:32:52 AM
I can't help but chuckle as this happens to me more and more.  My son calls it "old-timers", but I don't know.  Sometimes it feels pretty scary.  ON THE OTHER HAND, I do have so much going on in my head that I'm not surprised I forget something every now and again.  Have a great day!
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Re: More Elderly Jokes & Quotes - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder
5/7/2007 4:39:01 PM

Hi Rae

I think that's what made me post this also. I'm bad about doing just this.

I had a lady to ask me one time if I was a 'Hopper' or a 'Doer'.  I told her I guess a doer, because I'm always doing something, I may not get accomplished what I set out to do, but I'm always doing....

So she explained, the difference. A hopper is someone who starts to do something, and then notices something else, such as the coke or the Vase needing water, so they hop to that chore, A doer stays with the job at hand, then moves on.  I said "oh well,  then I'm a hopper".



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