Listen carefully to the following scenario – if this is something you’ve experienced, see your bartender immediately:
You decide to water the garden.
As you turn on the hose in the driveway, you look over at your car and decide it needs washing, so you put the hose down and go to get the car keys.
As you head back outside, you notice that there’s mail on the table by the door, so you decide to go through the mail before washing the car.
You lay the car keys down on the table, go through the mail, all of which is junk except a few bills, so you put the rest of the mail in the rubbish; when you do, you notice that the rubbish can is full.
So you put the bills back on the table since you’ve decided to take out the rubbish first.
But then you think, since you’re going to be near the mailbox when you take out the rubbish anyway, you may as well pay the bills first.
So…You take out your checkbook, but you see that you’d already used your last check. Knowing that you have more checks in the study desk drawer, you head there.
Once in the study, you see that can of coke that you’d been drinking right on top of the desk, and when you start to push it aside so as to not accidentally knock it over, you find that the coke is getting warm, so you decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As you head toward the kitchen with the coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches your eye: they need to be watered.
You place the coke down to pick up the vase of flowers, and find your reading glasses that you’ve been searching for all morning.
You decide that you’d better put them back in their case that’s on the table next to your reading chair, and when you do, you spot the TV remote that you’d been looking for all last night.
You decide to put that back in the living room where it belongs, but on the way remember the flowers and decide to water them first before you forget…. So, you set the remote down on the table with the vase where you found your lost reading glasses, and head for the kitchen with the vase of flowers.
You start to fill the vase, but stop in the middle because the running water reminds you that the garden needs watering, so you set the still unfilled vase on the counter and head outside...
At the end of the day:
... The garden isn’t watered
…The car isn't washed
... The bills aren't paid
... There is a warm can of coke sitting on the kitchen counter
... The flowers don't have enough water
... There is still no checks in your checkbook
... You still can't find the remote or your reading glasses
... and now you don't remember what you did with the car keys.
My fellow Boomers, if you find you’ve been busy all day long, and you’re really tired, but you got absolutely nothing done, feel comforted that there is a diagnosis for your condition… A. A. A. D. D.!!! – Yes…..it’s Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
Although this is a serious problem, you can get help for it…. See the owner of your favorite watering hole for more details.
You have been officially alerted…