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You know you have ADD when...

I stumbled upon this Big o' list (Made by ADDers) and I thought I would share! It's so freakin' big that I can't even post it all at once! LOL



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You know you have ADD when...you re-wash at least one load of laundry a week to take out those tell tale mold spots from forgetting to transfer the load.
You know you have ADD when...you look over from this web page and realize that 40 minutes ago you only intended to do a web search for ADD so you could find and copy its definition.
You know you have ADD when...you have mastered the art of making piles
You know you have ADD when...your mother clips Calvin and Hobbes cartoons to fill in the gaps of your childhood momentous album
You know you have ADD when...you're reading a web page about ADD, but you can't focus long enough to read what it says!
You know you have ADD when...You were starting to read magazine article while waiting for this page to download, and can no longer remember where you left off
You know you have ADD when...you find your keys on the lawn when the snow melts
You know you have ADD when...you have replaced the entire contents of your wallet at least twice
You know you have ADD when...you have melted down more than one tea kettle
You know you have ADD when...you're adding submissions instead of doing your research
You know you have ADD when......everyone in your class is invited to birthday parties, and you don't even REALIZE that you weren't invited...you just thought that nobody in your class had a birthday during the school year...
You know you have ADD when...you're trying to submit this and...
You know you have ADD when...you redo this submission countless times because you can't remember the punch line by the time your fingers type the setup. Thank you for supplying the "You know you have..." part!
You know you have ADD when...you ask someone the same question 6 times and can't remember anything but how funny they would look with a cow bell on their neck!
You know you have ADD when...You live right on the (pacific) ocean yet you're still now quite confident in stating which direction west is.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you have misplace your coffee three times in the same morning, and each time its in a different cup.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you put used plates and cups (still full of food or drink) on the clean dish shelf
You know you have ADD when...You know you are a professional with ADD when you go to the supply room 6 times for a paper clip and never get it. (although you have brought everthing else back, and have gone through the office refrigerator 5 times)
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you meet an attractive young woman who is flirting back, and you say something stupid, and you have been doing the same thing everytime for 20 years.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you can't remember what your current project is, but can quote your favorite scene from a 20 year old TV show.
You know you have ADD when...You know you are a professional with ADD when you go to the supply room 6 times for a paper clip and never get it. (although you have brought everthing else back, and have gone through the office refrigerator 5 times)
You know you have ADD when...you realize most of the interesting places you've seen in your life were discovered while you were lost.
You know you have ADD when...you lose your glasses...and they were on your face the entire time.
You know you have ADD when...When...wait. What was I writing about again?
You know you have ADD when...you can talk to someone for 15 minutes and not remember what the other person said, let alone what you said.
You know you have ADD when...you can't seem to turn of the computer, even though it's now 3am and you have school/work the next day and you made a pact with yourself to shut the thing off at 11.
You know you have ADD when...you say you've never heard of the disorder in the first place.
You know you have ADD when...you literally can create 4 - 5 valid resumes reflecting your work history for the past 20 years, and no two are in the same field!
You know you have ADD when...your attention span is more like your 6-month old kitten than what seems normal for a 37 year old human.
You know you have ADD when...you can no longer count on all your fingers - or toes!- all your previous residences, partners or jobs!
You know you have ADD when...you went to college four times, had seven majors, and have no degree because you never finished!
You know you have ADD when...you finally stop giving away those toys and action figures you manage to collect, and start putting them out on display.
You know you have ADD when...you are channel-sufring on TV, with an open book on your lap that you are highlighting in two colors while listening to music, playing with the cat and talking on the phone, when your partner enters the room to ask a question and you get annoyed at the in
You know you have ADD when...you get annoyed at the interruption!
You know you have ADD when...you have had to go to court more than four times to get long overdue tickets cleared up in order to get your long-expired driver's license renewed so you can write checks that are no good anyway!
You know you have ADD when...you type so fast because you arethinking really fast and you don't notice that you are typing one key over from the right ones, so it all comes out crazy and you have to start over again!
You know you have ADD when...you keep waking up at weird hours with weird ideas of things you have to write down or draw or whatever, and you think you must be nuts, then you find out it's ADD so you figure you can finally just sit back and enjoy the ride.
You know you have ADD when...you change your order at a restaurant once for every other person in your party as they order, since what each person is ordering sounds really good at the moment. Wait-staff hate you. Then you always want to taste something off another person's plate, an
You know you have ADD when...you keep making submissions that are too long and involved, gettign cut off in the middle of a word.
You know you have ADD when...you spend more time mentally beating yourself up about being disorganized and agonizing over not being able to easily find your beadwork, art supplies, stamps, writing journals, notes on a research paper, songbooks, sculpture supplies or toolkit than ever
You know you have ADD when......than ever getting around to finishing any of the projects with any of that equipment!
You know you have ADD when...you work right through your lunch hour and never even notice until two o:clock that your lunch relief didn't show up!
You know you have ADD when...you work right through your lunch hour and never even notice until two o:clock that your lunch relief didn't show up!
You know you have ADD when...you come back here to see if your submission has been posted and when you get here, are unsure which one is yours. Or IF one is yours. Or if you'd WANT one to be yours. And you promise to remember this time...
You know you have ADD when...your IQ is 100 time greater then your attention span
You know you have ADD when...you dart around in traffic to avoid being behind a tall vehicle that blocks your view, then at the mall you do the same thing in crowds of people.
You know you have ADD when...you can't organize your own stuff, but it makes you crazy to be around other people's chaos and messy disorganization.
You know you have ADD when...you are only attracted to those loud "alpha-males" with so much charisma, but you can't stay with them 'cause you both need a wife to pick up the loose ends so you keep breaking up and getting into the same scene again.
You know you have ADD when...You have 3000 bookmarks in your browser.
You know you have ADD when...3 Gig just isn't enough
You know you have ADD when...You feel that you will never be able to connect with another person on an intimate level.
You know you have ADD when...you try to fix one line in a program and end up redesigning the whole system.
You know you have ADD when...you downloaded 2 gigs of stuff you thought you'd need, and you can't remember what any of it is.
You know you have ADD when...uhhh...You know you have ADD when...jeeze...You know knowyou have ADD when...uh,uh... You know you know you have ADD when...Dang it!...You know you have ADD when.........I give up...for now.
You know you have ADD when...you realize the dinner you put in the microwave yesterday must be done by now.
You know you have ADD when...I keep trying to daydream but get off track and forget what I'm supposted to be doing.
You know you have ADD when...I was doing great until I forgot what I was thinking about typing in here...
You know you have ADD when...you can't figure out which of your three alarm clocks to turn off first
You know you have ADD when...You read all these unfortunate behaviors and realize they describe you
You know you have ADD when...the hurrier you go, the behinder you get. from ADD-VANTAGE
You know you have ADD when...when you put car keys in the trash and your glasses in the bread box.
You know you have ADD when...you realize that waiting until the last minute is your preferred mode of motivation.
You know you have ADD when...What did you say?
You know you have ADD when...you know why it works when you can get your ADD daughter's attention by announcing, "EARTH TO ELIZABETH, DO YOU READ ME?"
You know you have ADD when...as the pastor who performs a Wedding you forgett to go to the wedding reception. (it's true)
You know you have ADD when...You drive several miles to work only to realize when you walk in the door and can't see that you forgot to put your contact lenses in.
You know you have ADD when...you think about doing something for days and when you go to do it you forget what you wanted to do.
You know you have ADD when...Dial the phone and then when they pick up you forgot who you called, so you have to ask who is this?
You know you have ADD when...you go to the library to look up books on ADD for your son and you forget you library card.
You know you have ADD when...after getting lost in the magazine/book you where reading while using the pot you stand up, put your pants on adn realize that you forgot to wipe.
You know you have ADD when...You never remember what day of the week it is . . . and you don't care, as long as it's the weekend!
You know you have ADD when...you bend down to pick one little thing off of the floor and somehow end up cleaning the entire apartment.
You know you have ADD when...you go into a room to get something, and stand there wondering what it was.
You know you have ADD when...you tell your boss EXACTLY what you think, then you find youself at home looking at the jobs listings.
You know you have ADD when...everyone driving too slow is a slug, and everyone driving faster than you is an idiot!
You know you have ADD when...its 2:00am and you wife ask if your coming to bed or not.
You know you have ADD when...you quit taking your meds because you dont feel right.
You know you have ADD when...you think everyone around you is an idiot, but your not in charge!
You know you have ADD when...you have to write a note to remember anything past 30 min!
You know you have ADD when...you have pleanty of great ideas, and no motivation to do anything with them.
You know you have ADD when...you watch "Make Money Now" infomercials late at nite, and acutally concider calling the number to place an order!
You know you have ADD when...there are more piles than there is floor space to walk in!
You know you have ADD when...you buy shelves to get your piles off the floor!
You know you have ADD when...you checkbook hasnt been balanced since last year.
You know you have ADD when...you make stupid typos on your submission, because you went too damned fast!
You know you have ADD when...you have to clear a path to your work area.
You know you have ADD when...you own a timer, a pocket organizer, and a note pad, but not really sure where there at.
You know you have ADD when...someone just gave you a phone number 5 times, but as soon as you pick up the handset, you dont know what to dial.
You know you have ADD when...you have to check back to the phone book a thousand times before you sucessfully dial the correct number.
You know you have ADD when...You need to enter your PIN at the ATM machine, but the only thing you can think of is your home phone number! :-(
You know you have ADD when...your so far in debt you can never pay anything off, but you still apply for new credit.
You know you have ADD when...your libedo has too much get up and go! (If you truly have ADD, you know what Iam talking about!)
You know you have ADD when...you buy a neat new electronic pocket organizer, but can never remember how to make entries or look anything up, so you quit using it!
You know you have ADD when...you ask the same thing 3 time in an hour because your not sure if you ever asked the question.
You know you have ADD when...you get on a Web Site to get more information, and you zone out so much because its too big, and you didnt learn a thing after you leave!
You know you have ADD when...you compeled to add you own "You know..." statement, just so you can interject your two cents!
You know you have ADD when...you finally realize that your way of looking at things is far superior to others.
You know you have ADD when...you finally get around to painting the trim...3 years after painting the walls.
You know you have ADD when...you finally get around to painting the trim...3 years after painting the walls.
You know you have ADD when...You write everything on your hand because it's the one "list" you're not likely to lose (and now everyone thinks you have a tatoo!)
You know you have ADD when...You stand in line, thinking about 100 things, buy and pay for an item without paying the least attention to what it cost, what size bill you used to pay for it, or what, if any change you received back (and you do this ALL the time).
You know you have ADD when...you run out of fingers and toes when trying to count the number of times you have been in love.
You know you have ADD when...neither of your children have the same last name(or father)
You know you have ADD when...the paintball team labels you 'LEAST likely to survive' (a walk to the store)
You know you have ADD when...they say 'WE already did', and you are wondering why the oven is on
You know you have ADD when...You think you've found an exciting, thought provoking, inciteful book, and then realize that you have ben re-reading the same paragraph for the last half hour.
You know you have ADD when...You make nervous little dogs even MORE nervous.
You know you have ADD when...suddenly you realize somebody has been talking to you and you don't have a clue what they said.
You know you have ADD when...you hang calendars in every room and they each show a different month.
You know you have ADD when...You have destroyed at least 5 pots in your lifetime attempting to cook macaroni and cheeze
You know you have ADD when...your clothes dryer has rust in it.
You know you have ADD when...You can't finish this whole list 'cause it's too long!!!
You know you have ADD when...you give in to the fact that you can't stand doing the same job for more than 6 months and become a "career temp" (5 yrs & counting...)
You know you have ADD when...you actually manage to arrive at work ON TIME and your coworkers all check their watches to be sure they're still working.
You know you have ADD when...You still make a weekly trek to the laundromat despite the fact that you bought a new washer/dryer 2 years ago...But you can't figure out how to hook them up (true.)
You know you have ADD when...you find canned food in the freezer and don't remember putting it there!
You know you have ADD when...start off driving to work and end up at the grocery store.
You know you have ADD when...you have a remote control key finder, and a remote control key finder finder.......
You know you have ADD when...you not only forget what you're doing, you forget where you are! (Yes I do!)
You know you have ADD when...for the hundredth time you find you've double-booked a date, an appointment, a meeting.....
You know you have ADD when...you remember your brother's (or spouse's, mother's, etc.) birthday is a week away, only to realize on the day AFTER his birthday that you forgot to call, buy a present.....
You know you have ADD when...you go to the library to look up books on ADD for your son and you forget you library card.
You know you have ADD when...you start a fire while cooking eggs for breakfast
You know you have ADD when...you find the cat dead, bury it in the backyard, then realise you never owned a cat
You know you have ADD when...you start counting your fingers and forget what number you're on
You know you have ADD when...you sing "100 Bottles of Beer" and it takes all day because you keep forgeting what number you're on
You know you have ADD when...you forget your wife's birthday and it is the same day as your daughter's
You know you have ADD when...your television has 4 remote controls and you have to get up to change the channel.
You know you have ADD when...you finally get medication from the doctor and you forget to take it.
You know you have ADD when...you purchase birthday gifts weeks in advance and spend most of the party wrapping them.
You know you have ADD when...you ask your wife if she has paid the bills and you have forgotten to deposit your checks for six weeks.
You know you have ADD when...you start to clean out a closet and eight hours later it is more disorganized than when you began.
You know you have ADD when...you put together the new swing set in the backyard but don't get around to hooking on the swings etc. for 18 months.
You know you have ADD when...have hampers full of clean socks but keep buying more because you can't find any pairs.
You know you have ADD when...you purchase birthday gifts weeks in advance and spend most of the party wrapping them.
You know you have ADD when...you're introduced to a person and you forget their name before the handshake is over
You know you have ADD when...you put a year's worth of paintings on the wall and realise not one is finished.
You know you have ADD when...you can't find your libido.
You know you have ADD when...there is a pile wherever you've been.
You know you have ADD when...you have to go back to your birth year and count forward by tens to know how old you are.
You know you have ADD when...you make coffee with the orange juice instead of the water because both containers look the same and you're on autopilot that early in the morning...
You know you have ADD when...You always run out the hot water when you take a shower because you spend so much time daydreaming and not enough actually showering...
You know you have ADD when...you have more books than the local library, you haven't read many of them, yet you still spend more money on them than on food.
You know you have ADD when...you lug a tote-bag full of reading material & other stuff-to-do everywhere you go because you can't choose which one before you leave the house.
You know you have ADD when...driving into work, your cup of coffee up on the dashboard has usually fallen into the passenger seat (and drenced it, of course), before you leave the driveway, because you forgot it was there, or better yet, it's still ON TOP OF THE CAR, AND YOU'RE IN IT!!!!
You know you have ADD when...most ( if not all) of your mail is still unopened...
You know you have ADD when...your favorite phrases are "I'll be there in a minute" and "I'll do it in a minute"...three hours later...
You know you have ADD when...you go to the bathroom and realize you have on 2 pair of underwear!
You know you have ADD when...You meet an important client for a lunch date at his country club and realize that you failed to shave,
You know you have ADD when......when yer having sex and half way through, you forget who with.
You know you have ADD when...you need six pairs of glasses - 2 shades for driving, 2 close-vision for the computer and 2 bifocals for seeing everything else . . . and you sometimes walk around w/no glasses at all cuz you can't find 'em.s
You know you have ADD when...you're 53 and try ritalin and suddenly you're getting more out of life than just slogging thru it.
You know you have ADD when...you carry the trash all the way to the bus stop
You know you have ADD when...you put some beer in the freezer to cool it fast and you wonder what the explosions were in the middle of the night.
You know you have ADD when...you accidentally leave your keys in the back of your truck, it snows on them, and you ransack your house for a week trying to find them until the snow melts. Then you have to apologize to your wife and kids for blaming them.
You know you have ADD when...you drive with your mother-in-law to drop of a rental truck and forget to take her with you when you leave(freudian slip maybe?).
You know you have ADD when...You finally get on Ritlin as an adult and you realize that that is why you wanted eye glasses as a child.
You know you have ADD when...You are given a Goldfish as a child, put it in the bowl, and rediscover it months later as a bowl of evaporated water and a tiny skeleton. Thank God my babies could cry!!!
You know you have ADD when...you lock your keys on the outside of the door.
You know you have ADD when...you read pages like this one from bottom to top, because somehow they make more sense that way. (And almost going off on another tangent looking up the word sense.)
You know you have ADD when...You eat ALL your meals in restaurants because numerous small fires have convinced you, it's too dangerous to cook at home.
You know you have ADD when...You find a fifty dollar bill, which you had used as a bookmark , in a book that you had put down several months ago.
You know you have ADD when...You make a great lunch and forget to take it to work.
You know you have ADD when...make a great lunch and forget to eat it.
You know you have ADD when...make a great lunch, and end up buying lunch because you don't feel like eating what you had prepared by the time lunch rolls around.
You know you have ADD when...your answering machine message must be "We can't find the phone right now but leave a message and when we do, we'll return your call".
You know you have ADD when...you get billed for missed appointments.
You know you have ADD when...you look for your gloves for two days before you find them in the back of the refrigerator and then wonder where you put the milk!
You know you have ADD when...you have the ability to focus on only one thing while the rest of the world goes to hell around you.
You know you have ADD when...you're making love, almost to that climactic moment, and then it hits you...! "Biege - I think we'll paint the ceiling biege!"
You know you have ADD when...you make a list of things to do and then it takes you all day to find the list! (true0
You know you have ADD when...your son with ADD has to remind you when his boy scouts are!
You know you have ADD when...you go to the microwave to re-reheat your reheated cup of coffee and see the reheated vegetables that you couldn't find for last night's dinner hiding in the back. (And your microwave is only 1 cu.ft.!!!)
You know you have ADD when...You find yourself daydreaming and relize you've gone from one daydream to another, and then you stop yourself and go backwards to figure out how you got where you ended up in your daydream in the first place... (true, all the time)
You know you have ADD when...your on the bus an instead of getting to collage you space and your in another city and dayzed and confused [daytrippper
You know you have ADD when...you report your check book stolen, change accounts, get new atm card, and find it 6 mo's later where you put it so no one could find it.
You know you have ADD when...You drive up to the fast food drive through, order, pay at window # 1, and drive home without food.
You know you have ADD when...you say you're lost without your watch, and you really mean your LOST without your watch!
You know you have ADD when...You drive your kids to an Ice Cream Stand that's been closed for 6 months. Then, you do it again the next week! (true)
You know you have ADD when...drive home from work and realize you haven't lived it that house in four years
You know you have ADD when...you have to wash twice in one shower because you forgot if you washed the first time or not...
You know you have ADD when...you put your bubble gum in your hair

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