14 Replies to “Bill’s ADDventures – Off to Work”

  1. Wow. That’s me too! Except I have a 4 year year old that I have to get ready, out the door and off to the sitters or preschool alone. My Wife is up and gone long before I’m even awake.
    I end up rushing and running around like a mad man.

  2. My dad (who I’m pretty sure I got my ADD from) does the bucket trick with with his upside down hat. and another trick is he has a list of everything he needs for the day(wallet, watch, etc) in the hat.

  3. After laughing hysterically with my daughter at the similarities of Rick and myself on this one, I proceeded to rush out the door for work, only to return moments later to get the “forgotten” object. Way, way too familiar!

  4. This is me in the morning too. I’ve left for work with my slippers on too, but fortunately, they look similar enough to street shoes that no one even noticed. Haha – I can always laugh at myself later, but I get so frustrated and upset with myself when it’s happening.

  5. Having since been diagnosed as ADHD, I can fess up to actually having done this. On my honeymoon, I actually walked out of our cruise ship cabin and started walking to the gym in my underwear. I’ve also gone to work with only one side of my face shaved, because I got lost in thought during the process.

  6. I always find I cannot remember if I actually locked the door or not because I do it on autopilot! One frustrating thing is, it isn’t just me in this family..My 18 year old is even more ADD and while my 11 year old isn’t diagnosed and actually does well in school, she also shows tendencies…… so book bags, books, homework etc…things get forgotten or misplaced all the time!

  7. I’ve broken several cups/travel mugs by driving away while the cup was on the roof. Always followed by “i can’t believe I did that again”.

  8. Thanks so much, Rick!
    One of my ADD Moments:
    My wife had phoned and asked me to prepare and deliver her lunch to her office because she couldn’t get away and was on a tight schedule. I’m her “pit crew”, as I’m retired, and it’s my job to keep her going, so I whipped up a sandwich and some veggies in record time and had it all packed to go. I was in my work clothes as I had been preparing the trim for finishing a room in our house so I had to change and go through my customary ritual for going out. Wallet, check; comb, check; chap stick, check; rings, check; car keys, check; mail box keys, check; phone – won’t need it. Good and ready. I went out the door and locked it and started to walk to the car when I discovered I had forgotten my watch. My watch is the first thing I put on in the morning – right after the porridge is simmering on the stove and before I go downstairs to use the computer. If venturing out the door I feel naked without it. It is only ever placed in three locations, on the kitchen table, on my work table downstairs or on the facecloths in the cabinet in the downstairs bathroom, as I have learned that if I remove it and put it down just anywhere I will forget where I’ve placed it and waste a ton of time in a fruitless and frustrating search. Fortunately, I remembered that I had had a shower that morning which meant it was downstairs. I quickly retrieved it from my work table and bounded back up the stairs. (I rarely walk up stairs and it drives my wife to distraction) Normally, I would be ticked off with myself, muttering how stupid I was but I recalled this video and began to chuckle at myself as I made my way to the car. Humour is such an effective tool in learning. I am beginning to love my ADHD as an integral part of who I am. While writing this my wife returned home unexpectedly and I rushed upstairs to help and realized I had forgotten my glasses but that’s another story…

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