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I thought you might enjoy this email I got from my sister when I returned home from my appointment with you.

(thank goodness for being able to laugh at ourselves)




Thank goodness there’s a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!


Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. –
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 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 check book off the table,
and see that there is only one 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 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 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 stinking 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 favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don’t remember who the heck I’ve sent it to.

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!

Nov 1, 9:27 AM — [ Edit | Delete | Unapprove | Approve | Spam

Bonnie Kanefsky | jggrmtchcv@aol.com | IP:

I hope this is a joke?????? It sounds like things I do all the time.

Nov 1, 11:55 AM — [ Edit | Delete | Unapprove | Approve | Spam

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  1. James Woodward says:

    Hi Dr. Rosan, this letter about AAADD watering the garden, washing the car, taking out the mail etc… is exactly what I do to a T.

  2. Rosalind & Al says:

    Hey Dr.Rosan,
    Just trying to let you know were still here & we all miss you! would just like an update now & then! Hang in. Hopefully we’ll talk t u soon. Ros & Al

  3. penny says:

    dr. rosan,
    talk about to a T, disorder, disarray, total chaos.Perhaps when we meet you can help me? just letting you know I’ m still here and still have a problem. Nice to know that those of us with a sense of humor, or should I say a sense that is us to a T can still laugh about it. Hang in there.

  4. ebony smith says:

    Dr rosan please read my story under 24 year old female and than can post a coment about it or send me an email

  5. Danny B PI says:

    Hi Doc,

    Hope you had a good Turkey Day. An old friend of yours, so he says, wanted to pass along his regards. Ted Porter! Ring a bell. Anyway, did a job for him and he spoke highly of you. In fact, if you’d like to get in touch with him, he may have a job for you or be able to help you out. He just opened his own office in Philly afer having worked for a couple of physians. I’ll be talking to him this week. Give ma a call ( you have the number) or drop me an e. Talk to you soon. Dan

  6. Clayton Young says:

    Hello my prescious friend

    Dr Rosan you still hold a special place in my heart as the person that truely taught me to do the right things for the right reasons

    I miss working for/with you and the old gang from so long ago
    you may always feel free to call or e mail me and i will bring you up to date on all the fun things we have seen wash under the bridge

    I look at you with deep respect and wish you all the best

    Clayton Young
    NR-CMA, EMT-P,M-Min

  7. Jamie says:

    If you think that’s bad, that’s me at 22.

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