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Monday 5 May 2014


I forgot to take a £10 note from my trouser pocket recently and something strange happened after I fed it, plus other items of laundry into my washing machine. I don't know how it happened but the £10 note must have come out of the pocket, survived the wash and was neatly sitting behind the door after the wash when I entered the room - weird!

On the subject of absent mindedness I am grateful to my friend Sue for sending this hilarious account of her busy day

If you are watching, Sue, please accept my sympathy LOL
(I jest it wasn't about her - she just sent it - thanks)

This sounds like my typical day!

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.

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 
rubbish 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 rubbish first...

But then I think, 

Since I'm going to be near the mailbox
When I take out the 
rubbish anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques 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 cheques,
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 cheque in my cheque 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,
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 favour.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
Because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

I don't remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I'm sorry


  1. Am I first??? Hope so! You need to take that moderation off so we know immediately! lol.....

    1. Yes, you are my first lady!
      I would like to take the comment approved off but without it I get a lot of spam, and that could go anywhere on any post. I might do comment moderation instead.

  2. Those are signs of old age? I'm really in trouble then...I do those things now and I'm young. Well, I feel young, any way. lol....

    1. Yes I have always done things like that . . . even as a kid I was well known for putting a sweet wrapper in my mouth and throwing away the sweet. ROFL.

  3. ps...and, you know if was Maria, making sure you had your $10. haha.

    1. Might be!
      Next time I hope he makes it a £50 note LOL

  4. Yes Steve I agree with ALL that!
    But just surprised it came on this post since there is no relevance to it!

  5. This is funny Eddie anyway these things are happens to me too I lost things I forget things lol and some people shut me tody because I still dont make the spanish part of my post sigh!! (you know sometimes is not a good day) LOl
    Anyway I can say you I make other post and not funny like this.
    ah Eddie please don´t tell nothing when you see the comment! You can red in my comments but sshh! please dont want more porblems oh dear

  6. Way to go on the £10 Eddie!! What was I going to say, oh yes, Way to go on the £10 Eddie!! What was I going to....................

    1. What did you say? . . . . . . What did you say? . . . . . . . What did you say? . . . . . . . LOL

  7. heh. i was just talking ot my mom this evening about something similar...and how it takes more time to do things now, because she gets distracted and forgets...smiles....

  8. Yes, Brian, it's a universal problem

  9. Steve talks more than you! ha.

  10. I never thought I'd live to see the day! LOL
    . . . . and probably neither did you ;)

  11. Hi Eddie, it's good to see you blogging more frequently. Hey, you are always invited.... This is a great post...makes sense to me. We all can get easily distracted.

    1. I think I would get distracted if I saw you clogging! LOL

  12. Hi Eddie .. well that is some movement around her home with constant distractions .. thankfully it appears she hadn't turned the hose on ... and so pleased that ten pounds ... said 'I'm still waiting for you to spend me!' ... I love the magnolia photo .. and I think I might be right that the pounds could be useful for the next post? Cheers Hilary

    1. Sorry I have forgotten what your comments relate to! - Oh yes! now I remember ROFL


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