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Jun 15, 2011

இ When U ЯR Sixty Four

Sorry would like to pause on the 7 Random facts about Bananaz with five down two more to go. Cannot wait to post this interesting article received in an email by a buddy friend about growing old with A.A.A.D.D. (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder). Bananaz shall kick off another 'section' about senior boomers titled 'When U ЯR Sexty Sixty Four' though a bit too early knowing all of us are pretty young and young at heart too. Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter. Birth, sickness, old age and death 生老病死 *shēng lǎo bìng sǐ * is inevitable, life is impermanent and death is certain. Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional and laughing at yourself is therapeutic.



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 cheque book off the table, and see that there is only one check 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 to 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 damn 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 hell I've sent it to.

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

EM Magician and Banana dancing

73 Bunchesஇ:

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE said...

Alright Banz this is nice story to go with it plus The beatles song

I also like these sentence : "Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional and laughing at yourself is therapeutic."

Nice posting - so make sure you're living up to 64 as well (at least) with your significant half :)

Regina said...

Lol), that's why some people don't smoke pot (ha ha) Yesterday someones was harping on receipts..I have an empty cardboard container piled with a bunch of them near my bed- temporary-natch. So I said hey, this is how I'm keeping order- then took my fist and shoved them to the bottom!! Course was joking but I can relate and to that song.
After I got my first batch of seedlings planted a month ago..the remainder (like about ten packs) just disappeard? No idea what happen?
My mom used to smile when she'd hear it when I was young(er). This was a serious kind of fun. Wishing you a great week-

Twilight said...

My dad is 83 and he speaks like you on these matters. Many of us still live in denial about the facts of lives we have. I appreciate how you have awakened me.

Isaac Tan said...

Oh my... AAADD, doesn't sound pretty, and at the end of the day, nothing seems to get settled. :( It seems funny in a way though. ><

Daisy said...

hahaha! You made me laugh with this one, Bananaz! Yes, it is so true! We are easily distracted, and the older we get the worse it is. I like the Beatles song too--goes well with this post. I hope you are having a good week! :)

suituapui said...

5 years to go...in my case, and thankfully, I'm fine!! Or at least, that's what I like to believe. None of those disorders or whatsoever,praise the Lord!

Pete said...

64, retired and go fishing everyday!LOL!

London Caller said...

Why 64 huh? Not good, Chinese people don't like 4 one.
I prefer 69 leh! Ha ha...

So this 3A2D, is it a type of dementia?

Alice Law said...

LOL... I hv yet heard of AAADD syndrome but your stories is cracking funny! Muahahahaha.... sounds like my husband at some point and he only 34, lol!

lina said...

LOL

Very funny lah, Bananaz. ;)

eugene said...

I am not laughing cos i shall be there one day or be gone before THAT DAY....

thanks for sharing

Cloudia said...

From one to another:


now what was I saying?



Aloha from Waikiki :)

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HappySurfer said...

That's multitasking in a way. I've heard of husbands wondering what their wife does at home. Life's like that - exasperatingly funny at times. Love that song.. Love The Beatles esp John Lennon. Thanks.

Wai Kitt said...

Hopefully i'm still alive at the age of 64.

Luciana said...

aiyoyo why sound like me?? 29yrs to go though!!

One said...

Oh dear! I think I need HELP! I remember being busy the entire day but I don't remember what I've today! Is that AAA...what ah?

London Caller said...

Oh, I see you haven;t replied my previous comment yet...
The old man seriously got 3A2D lah...

Gratitude said...

Wakakakakakakakakakakakakakakaka
If only you could see my expressions whilst reading this! .... from a state of utter confusion and disbelief, to a fearful frown and lastly breaking into (not farts hor) passionate laughter! rofl
+Ant+

Bananazஇ said...

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ Love the Beatles too sure we will pass 64. tQ.

Regina இ The seedlings disappeared in thin air or eaten by rodents haha. Make sure the remaining ten packs are not marijuana haha tQ.

Twilight இ Wow your dad is 83 and going strong made in China? tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Isaac Tan இ Young man you got a long way to go to reach 64 haha. tQ

Daisy இ You have a great week too the Beatles rock. tQ

suituapui இ Hallelujah! Brother you doing great, me still a long way to go now only 36 *ahem* couple of many many years ago tQ.

Casendra said...

Ahahaha.. you serious ah?? Hmnm...hope u find way to deal with it! :)

[SK] said...

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.. wow, such a confusing term that i need to read couple of times before i can digest it.. haha!! but i guess not only 64, many people will still have this disorder even at younger age.. so, albeit named with Age, it doesn't really necessarily relates to age..

[SK] said...

or perhaps for younger ones, the list of things undone could be 1/3 shorter?? haha.. i guess i have experience this before, but not as bad as 20 items in the list, perhaps just merely a couple or a tad more.. :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

My day is sure coming - I still want to dance,laugh, enjoy everything before I do not even get to say my goodbyes.

Bananazஇ said...

Pete இ How nice to go fishing may I ask land fishing for China dolls or deep sea fishing?

London Caller இ Ooops Sorry forgot the name of my blog been searching it until contacted blogger haha. No specific disorder meant to be a joke. Think 6+4 is a perfect 10. Oh 69 is my old house number haha. tQ

Alice Law இ Huh your husband! Need to do more brain exercises play more mahjong or start a blog. Bloggers got no such problem haha. tQ

Bananazஇ said...

lina இ Have a great week. tQ

eugene இ Hello you are so fit can live till 90 also no problemo. tQ

Cloudia இ "now what was I saying?" Who say what? haha tQ

Bananazஇ said...

HappySurfer இ Multitasking with no productivity haha. Most husbands can never understand the job of a housewife. Read one article that the wife said goodnite to her hubs and start doing the house chores while on the way to the bedroom like keeping the clothes, preparing the children's school uniforms, clear the rubbish bin etc etc and only get to bed 2 hours later while the husband is still glued in front of the TV. tQ

Wai Kitt இ Sure you will tQ

Luciana இ Izzit? Nah you exaggerating? Women are better multi tasker than men its sort of proven already.

Bananazஇ said...

One இ Relax you are perfectly OK most of us are busy but end of the day cant recall what we have been busy about. Simple test ~ can you remember what you had for lunch yesterday? 9 out of 10 cant recall clearly. Dr Quack signing off..haha.tQ

London Caller இ Sorry no got 3A2D apologise to have kept you waiting. Besides cant remember his own blog name, the old man walk slow type also very slow been typing whole day now only reach this column.

Gratitude இ No need to see you facial expression can guess from your Wakakakakakakakakakakakakakakaka...hope you didn't break the floor. tQ

lena said...

comes next day, repeat all over again!sounds frightening leh..can pengsan like that..walk here walk there and nothing's done! but then again, i think we dont hv to worry too much abt then, what is more important is now. Enjoyed reading this though.

Bananazஇ said...

Casendra இ Can't be serious only an email joke but we do have old people going through this. Wish them well. tQ

[SK]இ In a few more hours from now..Wishing you many happy returns of the day. One year wiser bro. True young people do forget easily and one or two is acceptable.

Keats The Sunshine Girl இ "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth." — William W. Purkey.

Live life to the fullest yay! tQ

Bananazஇ said...

lena இ The past is gone, the future is yet to come, yeah LIVE NOW..tQ

Tekkaus said...

I think I am already having this at my age. Damn... :(

Yee Ling said...

Ermmm shall not be laughing as i am in the same boat too although in another 2 years will be reaching 30s....LOL .....STP adviced me to take more gingko...

levian said...

oh gosh, i didn't wanna imagine that day coming at all! truly only 1-thing-at-a-time period.

Bananazஇ said...

Tekkaus இ Sure or not? You got to be kidding me eh. Sometimes one of two items could slipped our mind. haha tQ

Yee Ling இ 30 is only half way not to worry keep the mind occupied with blogging you are ok. Yeah agree many people talking about gingko. tQ

levian இ Need to train the mind to be aware and that could be train even though your may be 104. My dad was 92 and can remember the code number of the company he invested in stock market. Imagine my dad, an illiterate investing in stocks & shares merely by the numbers? I salute his determination and ability.

yvonne said...

Hahaha!!! Ok, I'm not laughing at you here, but your entry really reminds me of someone.... ME. Oh my, I didn't know there's a name to this condition and many out there are experience the same as me. And I'm just half of 64!!

Sheoh Yan said...

I suggest you read 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey, especially first thing first habit. By the way, I have encountered situation like yours too, especially when the body and soul are not in union. lol!

Bananazஇ said...

yvonne இ Women are better in multi tasking than men maybe your have overloaded yours slow down a bit haha. tQ

Sheoh Yan இ Yup first thing first must be very focus tQ for the reminder shall do a revision. We all will go through this scenario once in a while. Eg after walking a few steps then stop, starts to recall whether got locked the car or not, this is quite common even young people in early 30s face this problem which we often say no 'awareness'. haha. tQ.

wenn said...

it's not funny..sometimes it does happen to us even though we r young.

Netster said...

LOL I read this one few month ago :) it still as funny as hell hahahah

London Caller said...

No worries. I was just kidding.
What happened to Blogger comments huh?
Sometimes, I have to click twice in order to open this message box.
Come and join me at Wordpress lah. It's also free. :)

Oh yes, I am moving this weekend. :)

foongpc said...

LOL!! That's why the doctors say do not multi-task but do one thing at a time! Haha!! Although I notice doctors do multi-task : D

foongpc said...

Actually this happens to me too, but not until such extreme. LOL!! I would start with doing one thing which leads to another and then another and I realize I have not done any of them! : D

Bananazஇ said...

wenn இ The mild ones are forgetfulness and pre-occupied due to no awareness haha. tQ

Netster இ Haha lolz again..tQ

London Caller இ Got one account with wordpress but not doing anything about it. Well technical glitch do happen on and off. So where are you moving to?

foongpc இ It happens to everybody to be absent minded at times haha. Not easy to multi task. tQ

One said...

Hmmm... what did I have for lunch today? Tough one. I haven't taken my breakfast yet.

Bananazஇ said...

One இ Oh dear breakfast is a very important meal for the day go fill it up your 'engine' needs fuel to get going haha. Have a great weekend.

Life Ramblings said...

i'm not a good multi-tasker. i can only do one thing at a time. i can't even talk while driving. having to juggle so many things at one time is such a stress and definitely not in a timely way for me.

Life Ramblings said...

oh my,I wonder how my 64's turn out. I have not put much thought into this age issue. I'm trying to live every moment to the fullest while keeping myself as healthy as possible. as they say, don't worry, be happy. :)

Life Ramblings said...

enjoy the rest of your bananaz weekend, friend. :)

Bananazஇ said...

Life Ramblings இ Great be focused and keep polishing your awareness. Have a nice weekend.

Bengbeng said...

it happens often enuf for me. i want to keep things in the icebox n it momentarily ends up in the micro wave etc :)

HappySurfer said...

Hello Bananaz! Hope you've had the best Father's Day ever! Belated Happy Father's Day. Love Nikki's text. Now you know... that you're the coolest dad! Stay cool.. and have a wonderful day ahead..

One said...

Hi! I like your corporate ladder caption. It is posted today with a link to your blog. Happy Father's Day! Wonderful daughter you have.

sexyjessie said...

Next time, do leave notes for reminding yourself to prevent from getting "old" too soon and also things to be done. Ha ha ha

Mariuca said...

Hey Bananaz, new layout here kah? Sorry for being MIA... seriously haven't been in a blogging mood much lately.... stopping by to wish u a great week though! :)

EastCoastLife said...

hahahaha..... I'm becoming like you too. Not 64 yet but slowly and surely reaching it. :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

hahaha, I contracted this AAADD long time ago already. It is good, when they are nothing to laugh about, I have "me" to laugh at. What did I just said?

Bananazஇ said...

Bengbeng இ Huh! One is cold the other is hot two extremes..gotta be more mindful..hehe tQ.

HappySurfer இ Indeed Nikki's text make my day and one week earlier she insisted to buy me & Mango to celebrate Mama & Papa's Day. You have a great day tQ.

One இ Thanks. Will have something new to visit every Monday for more captions. tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

sexyjessie இ Bananaz would be forever 36 hahaha. tQ

Mariuca இ Going slow no problem keep blogging. Need to do some 'make up' here and there haha. You have a great day. tQ

EastCoastLife இ Age is just a number remember haha..tQ.

Quay Po Cooks இ Thanks for dropping by. Must learn some wisdom from you. tQ

Netster said...

Bananaz why so silent these day :D

Bananazஇ said...

Netster இ Being slightly busy lately kinda touch n go. Would be active again soon. Have a great weekend.

Merryn said...

I'm not laffing wei. That IS me.. i always get distracted when doing something that it leads to another and another and in the end, nothing is done.

Autumn Belle said...

I'm sorry I'm late in visiting and wishing you a belated Happy Father's Day!

Oh, I thought AAADD is Triple As Daddy Dude. AAADD could be a sign that our internal CPU needs some mental defragmentation, e.g. go for relaxation/meditation. Yes, I do agree that laughting at ourselves is one way to address AAADD. Haha haha haha .................

*The Old Geezer said...

Old age ain't for sissies!
Do not resent growing old.
Many are denied the privilege!

Bananazஇ said...

Merryn இ You are over geared in multi tasking. just go slow one at a time. haha tQ

Autumn Belle இ How we wish this can be done defragmention or clean disk haha. That's a cool version AAADD triple A Daddy Dude. tQ.

The Old Geezer இ Right spot on! Whao must listen to the experienced. Very true its a privilege. tQ.

MKL said...

Sorry Mr. Pisang aka Bananaz, I had to chuckle, too. But now that I'm over 30 I have the fear to become a forgetful bananaz like you very soon :(

Ever Green Tree said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and your comment. AAADD... interesting post and quite an eyeopener. Thx for sharing n Hv a great wkend.

Bananazஇ said...

MKL இ At age 30 you are still a long way as for me only 36, oh dear cant remember.

Ever Green Tree இ tQ you have a nice weekend too.

Leovi said...

A nice post full of sensitivity. Tell truths as large as temples. I wish you a happy summer.

Wenny said...

^o^ I just cannot help laughing. Luckily I wasn't reading this at the kopitiam ... afterwards people will think I 'siao' already!

Thanks for sharing this, it is very interesting cos I think I may have some of the symptoms already. ^o^

Bananazஇ said...

Leovi இ tQ Happy summer to you too.

Wenny இ Lucky you laughed at home..hahaha one or two symptoms sound familiar lolz..tQ

jam said...

Is Bananaz 64 too? But your writings are so young!

Bananazஇ said...

jam இ Not yet! haha

 
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