Thanks to: Michael Makovi
Q: How many people with ADHD does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: Wanna go ride a bike?
I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the table that I collected from the letter 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 rubbish bin under the table, and notice that it is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the rubbish first.
But then I think, since I’m going to be near the post-box when I take out the rubbish anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book 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 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 fridge to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye – they need water.
I put the Coke on the worktop 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 worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control.
Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realise that tonight when we watch TV, I’ll be looking for the remote control, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the front room 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 control 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 worktop
- the flowers don’t have enough water
- there is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book
- I can’t find the remote control
- 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, 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.
Thanks to: naturallycurly.com
So recently I was diagnosed ADHD. Explains lots in my life. I’m trying to decide on treatment options, so my SO and I went to the bookstore.We get there, and I forget why we’re there… 10 minutes later I remember, go to the clerk, ask where the psychology section was… wander over, got distracted by the photography section, started flippin through frog pictures, went and had a cappuccino, ended up buying a thai cookbook and and a birthday card for a friend.
We walk out the store, I remember why I was there, wander over AGAIN to the section, look for 2 seconds and decide I’m too bored to look anymore… I looked at Brian and said, “ah f*ck it, let’s go have sushi.”
Well, at least I know my diagnosis was dead on!