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June 10, 2005

On a Serious Note [John from WuzzaDem]

I found a pretty good article on CNN about Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AADHD) and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (AADD):

Adults with attention disorders typically find coping strategies to get through the days, things like keeping reminder lists or detailed planners. They often have a spouse handle the bills and keep track of birthdays. At work, they'll have an office assistant mind the books.

I have a neighbor with Adult ADD, so I thought it would be interesting to hear what his days are like, and how he copes. I'll call him "Bill," because that's his name.

So tell me, how do you cope with the demands of everyday life? How do you keep this condition at bay?

You learn to lean on people, and you develop your own "bag of tricks" if you will, and you try to...uhhh...what was I saying?



You were saying that you thought Bush's tax cuts benefit only the wealthiest Americans.

I was?

Yeah, you were pretty pissed, too.

Well why wouldn't I be? The richest one percent of the population gets a tax cut, and....uhhh...man, I forgot what we were talking about.

You were saying that you think Bush's tax cuts should be permanent.

Absolutely. I mean, it's not even really a tax cut, I just get to keep a little more of what's mine. Why should the federal government, uhhh....damn, lost my train of thought.

Michael Jackson.


Michael Jackson. You were saying that you think he's is innocent, and that this whole trial is a witch hunt.

I was???

Don't worry, I won't say anything about you sleeping with young boys. I made a promise and I'm a man of my word.

Me doing what??

So do you have my change?

Change from what?

Quizno's. The sandwiches? Don't tell me you forgot about me paying.

When did we go to Quizno's?

We just got back!

Oh, right, so how much do I owe you?

I spotted you twenty.

Bill [getting money out of his wallet]
That's weird. I'm starving right now, I don't see how we could have uhh....what was I doing?

You were paying me back the hundred bucks you owe me.

Oh, right! Here you go. Hey, thanks for the loan.

No problem, any time. Listen, I have to go, but I can't thank you enough for letting me borrow your Jag.


The Jaguar - you said I could borrow it for a few days. You're not going back on your word, are you?

No, no, of course not. Here's the keys.

Thanks a lot. Hey, take care, man.

Yeah, you too.

I'm glad I had that talk with Bill. I got a lot out of it.

[Posted by John from WuzzaDem.com, which is why my name is plastered up at the top of the post. So I guess there's really not much reason for me to write this. Just forget I said anything, all right?]

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