Top 10 signs of ADD in the driver’s seat…

Top 10 signs of ADD in the driver’s seat… 

[By Jennifer M. 7-6-07] 

Beware, Be Aware and Be compliant of your meds (and the laws)! 

You find yourself…

10. trying to drive and find a trash bag

9. trying to drive and find the ringing phone

8. trying to drive and see who called since you couldn’t find the phone in time

7. trying to drive and look for police cars hidden on exits when you realize you were accidentally speeding

6. trying to drive the speed limit and get around the car in front who won’t move to save his life (doesn’t the person realize that you are running a little late?)

5. trying to drive and save the number of the person who called

4. trying to drive and enter the caller’s name since you already have 3 unknown saved numbers because you forgot to save owners’ names

3. trying to drive and fold up the sweater in the seat beside you that got bunched up between all of your bags and bottles in the “empty” passenger seat

2. trying to drive and gather up all the trash in your sitting/reaching area

1. parking the car and putting the trash in the bag and remembering to take it along with all of the bags, bottles, and newly folded sweater into the office. 

“You can only imagine where I observed these behaviors this week?” [JM] 

Note: The Top 10 List will be a regular feature in the ADHD Success Newsletter and the ADHD Center for Success blogsite. Please send your personal Top 10 List to:


Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder – Humor

  A. A. A. D. D.
 (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder)

 This is how it manifests:
 I decide to water my lawn.
 As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over
 at my car and decide my car needs washing.
 As I start toward the garage, I notice that there
 is 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 down 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
 that I had 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.
 I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should
 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 to be
 I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote.
 Someone left it on the kitchen table.
 I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will
 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
 living 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 back down 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 lawn isn’t watered,
 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 one check in my check book,
 I can’t find the remote,
 I can’t find my glasses,
 I don’t remember what I did with the car keys,
 and my neighbor called to tell me he turned off the hose
 that was flooding the driveway.
 Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
 I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day long,
 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, will you? Forward this message to someone
 you know, because I may not remember to whom it has been sent.
 Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!


**Original source unknown