Advanced Absentminded Attention Deficit Disorder

  1. I have recently been diagnosed with A. A. A. D. D.
    (Advanced Absentminded Attention Deficit Disorder)

    This is how it goes:

    I decide to wash the car; I start toward the garage
    and notice the mail on the table. OK, I'm going to
    wash the car, but first I'm going to go through the
    mail. I lay the car keys down on the desk, discard
    the junk mail, and notice the trash can is full.

    OK, I'll just put the bills on my desk and take the
    trash can out, but since I'm going to be near the
    mailbox anyway, I'll pay these few bills first. Now,
    where is my checkbook? Oops, there's only one check
    left. My extra checks are in my desk.

    Oh, there's the coke I was drinking. I'm going to
    look for those checks. But first I have to put my
    coke further away from the computer, or maybe I'll pop
    it into the fridge to keep it cold for a while. I
    head towards the kitchen and my flowers catch my eye;
    they need some water.

    I set the coke on the counter, and uh oh. There are
    my glasses. I was looking for them all morning. I'd
    better put them away first. I fill a container with
    water and head for the flower pots. Uh oh.....someone
    left the TV remote in the kitchen. We'll never think
    to look in the kitchen tonight when we want to watch
    television, so I'd better put it back in the family
    room where it belongs.

    I splash some water into the pots and onto the
    floor, I throw the remote onto a soft cushion on the
    sofa and I head back down the hall trying to figure
    out what it was I was going to do?

    End of the Day:
    The car isn't washed, the bills are unpaid, the coke
    is sitting on the kitchen counter, the flowers are
    half-watered, the checkbook still only has one check
    in it and I can't seem to find my car keys. When I
    try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I'm
    baffled because I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY LONG!!!!!

    I realize this is a serious condition and I'll get
    help, but first I think I'll check my
    email................

    Please send this to everyone you know because I DON'T
    REMEMBER TO WHOM I'VE SENT THIS!!!!!!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   l.rae
    gee...l thought it was old age......sometimes l just give up and take a nap!.........LR
  4. by   NICURNtobe
    Guiseppe that is PRICELESS!!!
  5. by   NICURNtobe
    Oh, I'll be OK - I mean nursegoodguy!! See, I really am absentminded!!!
  6. by   researchrabbit
    As a psychiatric nurse, I see you are suffering from advanced Brain Fogs. This usually occurs to people over 40, and may also be referred to as "Brain Farts" by the general public.
  7. by   JailRN
    Guiseppe,

    Got Ritalin?
  8. by   NurseAngie
    originally posted by nursegoodguy
    i have recently been diagnosed with a. a. a. d. d.
    (advanced absentminded attention deficit disorder)

    this is how it goes:

    i decide to wash the car; i start toward the garage
    and notice the mail on the table. ok, i'm going to
    wash the car, but first i'm going to go through the
    mail. i lay the car keys down on the desk, discard
    the junk mail, and notice the trash can is full.

    ok, i'll just put the bills on my desk and take the
    trash can out, but since i'm going to be near the
    mailbox anyway, i'll pay these few bills first. now,
    where is my checkbook? oops, there's only one check
    left. my extra checks are in my desk.

    oh, there's the coke i was drinking. i'm going to
    look for those checks. but first i have to put my
    coke further away from the computer, or maybe i'll pop
    it into the fridge to keep it cold for a while. i
    head towards the kitchen and my flowers catch my eye;
    they need some water.

    i set the coke on the counter, and uh oh. there are
    my glasses. i was looking for them all morning. i'd
    better put them away first. i fill a container with
    water and head for the flower pots. uh oh.....someone
    left the tv remote in the kitchen. we'll never think
    to look in the kitchen tonight when we want to watch
    television, so i'd better put it back in the family
    room where it belongs.

    i splash some water into the pots and onto the
    floor, i throw the remote onto a soft cushion on the
    sofa and i head back down the hall trying to figure
    out what it was i was going to do?

    end of the day:
    the car isn't washed, the bills are unpaid, the coke
    is sitting on the kitchen counter, the flowers are
    half-watered, the checkbook still only has one check
    in it and i can't seem to find my car keys. when i
    try to figure out how come nothing got done today, i'm
    baffled because i know i was busy all day long!!!!!

    i realize this is a serious condition and i'll get
    help, but first i think i'll check my
    email................

    please send this to everyone you know because i don't
    remember to whom i've sent this!!!!!!
    omg!!!! i do the exact same thing! i call it single-mommyhood, but come to think of it...that is the name for it...aaadd! i am bad for it and i even lie awake at night feeling guilty for all the things that i want to get done, but don't. i have to write everything down in a list, then i lose the darn list!!!

    happy & relieved to know that i ain't the only one! feels good to have such nice company!:chuckle

    ~ang <~~~ too distracted to finish my name!
  9. by   BadBird
    Count me as a member of AAADD.
  10. by   nurse51rn
    So that's what's wrong with me! I thought I had Sometimers Disease...sometimes my brain works and sometimes it doesn't.
  11. by   cargal
    Originally posted by researchrabbit
    As a psychiatric nurse, I see you are suffering from advanced Brain Fogs. This usually occurs to people over 40, and may also be referred to as "Brain Farts" by the general public.
    But the correct terminology is cerebral flatulence!
  12. by   sharann
    I knew this condition was real! I seem to have a chronic form since giving up cigarettes this week.
  13. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by cargal


    But the correct terminology is cerebral flatulence!
    :roll
  14. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by cargal


    But the correct terminology is cerebral flatulence!
    So there is such a thing !! :chuckle

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