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For people with a sense of humor, here are the You know you have ADD when... archives. The main page got too big with submissions (NONE of them done by myself !) so I finally had to break it into a couple pages. Thanks for all the reminders and sorry it took so long!

Everyone is welcome to contribute, just go to the main YKYADDW page. Please read the rules before submitting. Remember, this was created to show the humor in some of the odd things ADD people do. If you feel this is in poor taste, then just don't visit!


You know you have ADD when...you take a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tulsa Oklahoma to Fort Smith Arkansas, stop at the toll booth (that you never should have seen according to the directions) ask how much further to Forth Smith Arkansas, only to be told "about 4 hours back 'thatta way'" ----> (the way you came from)
You know you have ADD when...your boyfriend and you go to the ball game and you can hear every sound made on the field, the conversations for the 6 rows in front of and behind you, the sound of people's sticky sneakers when they step in soda and the rub of clothes against the chair and can still keep track of the game. Then as you are leaving all the sounds and sensations overwhelm you and you have a panic attack and your boyfriend (who up until now has been incredibly patient) swears he will never take you anywhere without making sure you take your meds first.
You know you have ADD when...you start recognizing ADD traits in your co-workers, peers, and family members.
You know you have ADD when...the sound of someone else typing... click click click... drives you nuts... especially when YOU'RE trying to type something.
You know you have ADD when...you can pick out the sound of the pipes quietly hissing in the wall above the voices of 20 or so people and a loud piano.
You know you have ADD when...you've only gotten 12.5 hours sleep in a 3 day period because you'd sit down to do your homework and then zone out so you'd have to stay up until 4 to finish it.
You know you have ADD when...you go to campus counselling services about the previous problem and tell them you need help with time management and study skills. When they ask why you need help with those, you reply that you don't have any.
You know you have ADD when...you read all the submissions (even though you can't spell it), and realize you always thought that was what normal was.
You know you have ADD when...you hit back space more than return.
You know you have ADD when...you constantly find yourself asking, "Did I say that already?" And the answer is OFTEN yes.
You know you have ADD when...you can't distinguish your posts from the posts of others.
You know you have ADD when...you forget your wife's birthday and your daughter's is the same day and you're having a party.
You know you have ADD when...you go to fill your ritalin prescription on the 15th day
You know you have ADD when...you space out while talking on the phone and the other person has to ask if you are still there
You know you have ADD when...you know you have add when your suitcase is still not unpacked 2 months after you return holliday /vacation and it doesn't bother you!!
You know you have ADD when...when you read the same sentence 5 times and forgett what it ses!
You know you have ADD when...You make chicken and rice for dinner, and make a hamburger for dinner because you forgot you have chicken and rice.. cooking for dinner..
You know you have ADD when...You cry upon learning that God indeed made you this way, loves you this way, and is perfectly capable and understanding when you stop praying about that very serious thing you wanted to talk to him about to go pour a soda and can pick up listening where you left off talking! :-)
You know you have ADD when...You know you're supposed to be doing "something".... but.... right now you have no idea what that might be and besides; blowing cigarette smoke through your old asthma tube is surely much more fun than whatever it was anyway. :-)~
You know you have ADD when...You can't find the darn script the doc gave you to fill your medication...and your mom finds it in a heap on the table, after looking for it for only 2 minutes (I looked for it for a whole weekend before that...)
You know you have ADD when...you call to have someone paged on their beeper and forget who you wanted to have paged, or if you remembered forget what your telephone number is so the person can return your call.
You know you have ADD when...you forget what you are looking for, but continue to look hoping to find it.
You know you have ADD when...You're moving to a different state where your friends live and will be coming from with the moving van, and you have to ask them how they will find you.
You know you have ADD when...You act the part because you "think" you're still mad at someone but in all reality you're really not sure. You hope that in conversation the issue will come up so you know where the fight left off and they don't suspect you of being overly "nice" for reasons they do not understand.
You know you have ADD when...When someone tells you to make a list for this and a list for that and three weeks later the only list you have is a list of all the lists they told you to make.
You know you have ADD when...You go to feed the fish & notice the water is cloudy. Before feeding the fish you go online to see what the problem might be, but the site asks for a user name and password. You spend hours trying to think of a catchy, cute, easy-to-remember name. You call your sister to ask her opinion on possible user names and start to talk about various non-related topics until it is time to pick up the kids from school. You return home only to have your child ask if anyone is using the computer because the site page is still sitting open waiting for you to type in your user name (and the fish are still waiting to be fed) - true story
You know you have ADD when...you're eating dinner and know that something is just not right and realize when you are almost finished with your meal that you were eating with your left hand and you are right-handed...
You know you have ADD when...you have to ask your husband every night after going out with friends if you were embarassing again...and when he sighs and says yes, you *swear* to NEVER be emarassing again...
You know you have ADD when...you feel like a horrible house wife b/c your husband is constantly cleaning up the house...and your only job is to stay at home and be a "house wife"...but then you jump for joy and say, "See!!! I told you my mind doesn't work the same way as yours!!!! when you FINALLY get a diagnosis from a shrink you went to b/c you were depressed b/c you thought you were a horrible housewife...
You know you have ADD when...you're standing in front of the printer at work waiting for something (you can't remember what) to come out, when suddenly you look down at your hand and see a coffee cup in it and remember that you were on your way to the kitchen and you have no idea how you ended up in the printer room.
You know you have ADD when...you finish other peoples' sentences for them out of sheer excitement.
You know you have ADD when...you drive your car to work--take the trolley home--panic and have the mall security drive you all around in little cart, file a stolen car report --then realize that you drove to work and have to take the trolley all the way back to recover your car. It happened to me--thank you, thank you very much.
You know you have ADD when...you start talking about something and then turn around and walk away to do something else.
You know you have ADD when...you are talking to someone about something, and then ask what was I saying again?
You know you have ADD when...you ask: DID I DO THAT?
You know you have ADD when...you go to the grocery store to buy diapers, end up spending $200 on grocery and forget to buy the diapers
You know you have ADD when...You cant finish reading all of these and skip to the end.
You know you have ADD when...You wait and wait to do laundry and when you finally do it, you leave it in the washer and forget all about it until three days later, you are in your wash room and there's a stench coming from the washer. Then you have to wash them all over again, only to forget them again.
You know you have ADD when...In the middle of a college lecture, your only hope of paying attention rests on the ability to keep your mind focused....like a camera....do I have film that needs to be developed....what ever happened to those pictures of us at Beth's party....I wonder how Beth is doing, I should call her....and I need to call about my account....maybe i'll go shopping this weekend if I have enough in there....Oh, is class over already?
You know you have ADD when...you've spent your entire life (20 long years) in the dark; you misplace things, you forget everything, you get horrible grades (though you started out with perfect attendance and straight A's in kindergarten), you start to think that you are lazy because you can't seem to ever get anything done, you start to believe that you are stupid, you have no contact now with anyone you went to school with because you have never had a close friend in your entire life, you can't get enough sex even though you've never had an orgasm, you start to think you've having a nervous breakdown in college, the list goes on and on. Then one day, your mom tells you that she knew all along and didn't want to admit that you had ADD. You get medication, and the world is brand new. You can pay attention to even the boring lectures, you hardly ever watch tv, music playing while you are studying suddenly annoys you, and you quit smoking cold turkey one day after smoking a pack a day for 3 years. Bout fing time.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when it takes three trips around the block before you can pull into your driveway.
You know you have ADD when...You can't get anything done because you keep thinking about all the things you have to do.
You know you have ADD when...I know that you said not to visit if I find this in poor taste, but my brother and sister have ADD. They not only have ADD but they also have severe dyslexia. Every day they struggle just to learn things you could learn in 10 min. Like the alphabet, my brother is in 3rd grade and still can not say it all the way through. So please, don't do these kinds of things when people aren't able to control their fate. How about you do one on white trash, I'm sure you could take many of your own experiences and post it on here. Thank you.
You know you have ADD when...Life seems easier to others. . . . These were all submitted BY people with ADD. It is a release to admit that we do things different and a comfort to know that we are not alone. These are not fat jokes told by the skinny kid. They are statements made in the spirit that pain shared hurts less.
You know you have ADD when...you feel sorry for the (potentially) non-ADDer who has an ADD brother, because that person doesn't realize the joy we ADDers experience when we read these posts... because we know that we've all been there... and now we're amongst other ADD friends! (speaking from an ADDult's perspective)
You know you have ADD when...the above post which begins with "In the middle of a college lecture, " causes you to burst out laughing (at work!)... and you find yourself copy/pasting it to send to friends so they might have a glimmer of understand we ADDers.
You know you have ADD when...you must turn off that obnoxious turn signal when you are in a "turn only" lane. It's clear what you intend to do; therefore, there is no need for that annoying noise.
You know you have ADD when...you send the one that starts "In the middle of a college lecture" to a friend and he asks you what class that was in.
You know you have ADD when...your looking for a way to partition your HD to load LINUX on the same drive as WINDOWS, and you end up spending a hour reading about ADD...
You know you have ADD when...you laugh at the person above 'cause you did the same thing. - To the person above - if you didn't figure it, ligi1@hotmail.com
You know you have ADD when...if you found the info and still managed to make windows lose its registry files (on the other hand, maybe you don't want to ask me...). It was doing that before, I promise. (Probably missed one little line somewhere...
You know you have ADD when...Your 2 yr old keeps her diapers and baby wipes in a place were she can find them because she knows youll be searching for a half an hour for them when she needs a daiper change(she helps me find my keys in the morning too)
You know you have ADD when...you use an ADD message board to discuss technical issues. By the way are there any service guard experts out there. (notation: I interrupted my wife's proposal term paper to have her post this for me.)
You know you have ADD when...it takes you 25 minutes to drink a glass of orange juice in the morning when Gramma made a big breakfast & you are starving before school!
You know you have ADD when...you stop at an intersection and wait for the stop sign to turn green.
You know you have ADD when...You look desesperatedly for your cell phone but with only one hand because you're holding your cell phone in the other hand.
You know you have ADD when...you've actually stopped at a green light... waiting for... well... I still haven't figured that one out yet.
You know you have ADD when...you spend four hours sweating over a homework assignment, even crying in frustration, certain you can't do it , finally completing it with the help of your mother, fall into bed mentally and physically exhausted, then walk out of the house in the morning without it.,
You know you have ADD when...You tell your dog it's time for a walk... he dosen't move. You go to the mud room to get his leash then to the front door. Back to the mud room to get your shoes, then to the front door. Back to get your coat then to the front door. Backe to the med room for a poop bag then to the front door and the dog is there looking very happy because he knows NOW he is going for a walk.
You know you have ADD when...you're browsing ADD websites instead of focusing on...wait, what AM I supposed to be doing again?
You know you have ADD when...you know that you're that person who would lose your head if it wasn't connected to your shoulders!
You know you have ADD when...you have THE BEST idea for a post, but you can't quite articulate it at the moment...
You know you have ADD when...you get angry cause you know your suppose to be going to work, but you have put your foot down and decided to take a break and call in, then you start thinking about the time you got mad cause you for got to wash your work clothes, the you remember the time you couldnt find your shoes for work, then you remember, JEEZ! I got 10 minutes to be to work, I gotta go get dressed. (very true story, happens regularly)
You know you have ADD when...You work at a local electronics store and your boss gives you employee of the month for creativly rearanging the entire department you work in at least two times a week, and looks better every time.. (happens way to often)
You know you have ADD when...you go to buy break pads for your car, end up buying wax instead, you get home and wax the car, get really happy cause it shines and decide it needs window tent and a few bumper stickers, get to the store to get them, end up buying winshield wiper blades, going home, putting them on, realizing you for got breaks, go to get them from the store, end up spending the rest of your money on rags and a bucket to wash the car again later, and allmost reck on the way home because you dont have breaks. (sad but true story<< Becausbudy@hotmail.com if you fell my pain.)
You know you have ADD when...if you spell the word "feel" as "fell" ..... (im sorry, i cant spell)
You know you have ADD when...your in science lab and accidently touch a harmfull chemical with your hand, so you start walking to the bathroom to wash your hand, on the way you run in to a friend who asks where your going, you start thinking really hard cause you forgot and it causes you to begin biting your nails with the same hand and quickly reply, im pretty sure i was goin to the water fountain., so you begin walking to the fountain, forget what your doing, bite your nails some more, and go to the bathroom instead cause you gotta "Go", you do your business, wash your hands and return to science lab, only to stay home sick the next day with some odd feeling in your head and mouth....(sad but true, becausbudy@hotmail.com)
You know you have ADD when...You've given up on telling jokes.....(can't remember the punch line).
You know you have ADD when...Your Monday "TO DO" list has so many things on it that not even SuperMan could get them done; and then you rewrite half of the list on Tuesday.
You know you have ADD when...What? Oh! Never mind. Hey, where's my mouse?
You know you have ADD when...you remember where you parked your car, and after looking around for 5 minutes or so and wondering if it was stolen, you realise you're carrying your motorcycle helmet. (Now where did I park the bike?)
You know you have ADD when...When you spend 2 hours making hamburgers for dinner,because you've walked down the hallway to tell your kids dinner will be ready soon, and done some laundry, let the dog out, made your bed, and went to the bathroom, forgetting that you were cooking burgers! you've
You know you have ADD when...Whenever you go online ,for any reason, you end up on a adhd website,and sit there for hours, just to convince yourself that there's others out there just as distracted as you are!!! Go figure!
You know you have ADD when...you bring home projects from work..with work supplies...and never do them (my daughter is a preschool teacher, with tons of letters/shapes she has never cut out of the piles of construction paper she has brought home)
You know you have ADD when...you stop in the middle of a intersection trying to figure out where the line to actaully stop is even though its a stop light intersection(True Story)
You know you have ADD when...you swallow your meds and whatever else was in your left hand
You know you have ADD when...your girlfriend tells you to take your time looking after the car, as it's not important, when she needs it fixed by tomorrow. On the other hand she will ask you get the same job done by tuesday if she needs the car on friday.
You know you have ADD when...your kids tell you they are going to a friends house, they leave and a little bit later you call out their name and wonder where they got to when there is no answer ( I really hate when that happens)
You know you have ADD when...you read this whole gd list only to end up spending and hour and a half trying to come up with a wittier, funnier submission...
You know you have ADD when...then wonder idly if "wittier" is actually a word, if you spelled it right, and if you spelled "spelled" right...and so on...
You know you have ADD when...then IM a friend to boast proudly that you just came up with a wittier, funnier submission than anyone else...then wonder if wittier is a word...and if you spelled it right...and if you spelled "spelled" right.............get the picture? :)
You know you have ADD when...you will NEVER be able to spell the word "vacuum"
You know you have ADD when...every instant message conversation you participate in contains something the like of "even if it's s TOTAL fabrications" followed by an "*-n" then "**+n -s"....and forget to change the "it's s TOTAL" to "it's a TOTAL" :)
You know you have ADD when...if you have any idea what all of that^^^^ was about
You know you have ADD when...or rather you know your son has ADD when the teacher tells you that no matter where she puts him he finds something to play with, and that he is distarcted by everything from a piece of string on the floor to an ant on the wall. I appreciate all of the other posts and hope that my son will also find the humor in his condition/gift as he gets older. For now he often feels different, less worthy, and unliked when he is surrounded by "normal" children.We try to point out to him that he has a gift not a disability but like many of you he forgets what I said because he's busy trying to decide which one of one million things he needs to tell me.
You know you have ADD when...you start finding yourself so witty that you forget to make your submissions fit the "You know you have ADD when..." format :D (yes, yes...I did it too)
You know you have ADD when...You start doing research on ADHD support groups at 8, wind up here by 10, finish reading about half of these by 11, forget what your submission was by 11:01, make dinner because you forgot to eat earlier at 11:15, and remember that you were on-line researching something, and send this off at 11:45, still trying to remember what the original idea was.
You know you have ADD when...you're reading something and then wonder why it doesn't make sense. After re-reading the same sentence over you see that you are reading words from the lines above and bellow the actual line.
You know you have ADD when...when you have the perfect antedote for an add joke... then you stop mid sentence and forget
You know you have ADD when...
You know you have ADD when...you are so certain that you misplaced your credit card (rather than it getting lost and into the wrong hends) that you just keep checking the internet daily for unauthorized charges figuring that the day it happens, you can call and tell them you JUST lost it. But in your heart you know a) they know each and every time you go to your account via the web, and so probably won't buy your story, and b) you probably threw the thing away with the Taco Bell trash that night you worked late until 2:00 AM, you were so pumped up by some project.
You know you have ADD when...you have CRAP PILES. My wife has called them that for years, and suddenly I see that other people do it. We seem to just keep re-arranging things - EVERYTHING.
You know you have ADD when...the supply of concerta dwindles, and so you have to decide - does the 10 year old need it more than his dad? Now that is a dilemma...of course if the dad had bothered to call one of the two doctors to get a new script in time, this wouldn't have happened. (By the way - the 10 year old won.)
You know you have ADD when...you think you must be the most habitual liar in the world. Because you ALWAYS lie to your wife when you do those ADD things you do. You feel like crap because you always seem to fall into this trap, because you think INSIDE she really doesn't believe all this ADD stuff. Does she think you are a druggie or something? That you actually get a rush on this stuff? That you do these things on purpose? ....in summary - You know you have ADD when only YOU YOURSELF know you have this DAMN LONELY DISEASE! dannyhindes@yahoo.com if anyone wants to chat.
You know you have ADD when...even your DOG knows you have ADD (or knows what to expect of you)....This is in response to the person who submitted the above comment that started out, "you tell your dog its time to go for a walk..." I am only laughing because I do simlar things like, about three times a week, leaving the house and driving a quarter mile or so, then having to go back because you forgot something important.... (As a comfort to the person who wrote the above "dog comment"........I bet your dog loves you anyway just the way you are, or even MORE because of the way you are! : )
You know you have ADD when...you are doing a paper on ADD and you read the "you know you have add when..." instead of getting information from the website!
You know you have ADD when...you get really upset about something then realize that you're hungry so you go and get some olives and you focus on something online until someone upsets you and you remember how depressed you were in the first place and start whining all over again.
You know you have ADD when...you often ask "did i already say that?" or "what was the last thing i said?" and when you often loose your train of thou---- im hungry...
You know you have ADD when...you actually think it's FUNNY that somebody would ever consider "getting high" on ritalin or adderall. If that's getting high, then "how freakin' boring?" Why not get a real rush and do something like roller coasters or bungee jumping? Ritalin and Adderall only make me focus and able to do boring work (which would absolutely never get done without it).
You know you have ADD when...you can't stop yourself from responding to the above post..... I have read that AD/HD drugs are STIMULANTS!! Now----WHY would someone who is ALREADY hyper, be given "speed"?? Because the part of the brain that "causes" AD/HD, isn't working up-to-par-----thus, it needs a stimulant to pump-it-up, to "par"-----and, SUSTAIN that "even keel". To people who do not have the "deficiency", that WE do, it WOULD make them "high"!!!
You know you have ADD when...you're the author of the post-before-last and really want to thank the author of the last post for their explanation. I'm going to keep a copy of their explanation for the next time somebody accuses me of getting "high" off of stimulants. (Thank you very very much!) :)
You know you have ADD when...you need to apologize to everyone else who reads this board for, like, carrying-on a conversation------BUT..... I needed to say: "You're QUITE WELCOME", to the above poster!!! Now------does anybody know of a good message board, for AD/HDers??? I've really only found, ONE-----but it's quite social (discussing almost EVERYTHING, BUT). I would like to find one, where I can "whine" every once-in-a-while!!! ;-)
You know you have ADD when...I don't know if i have ADD, but my daughter has ADHD, after reading some of these i am begining to wonder about myself. too much of this sounds like my daily life and i thought i was just abscent minded and totally disorganized.
You know you have ADD when...you open a package of oatmeal-----throw the oatmeal in the trash, and "throw" the EMPTY PACKAGE, in your bowl!!!!! Good Grief!!!
You know you have ADD when...sorry, what were we talking about?
You know you have ADD when...You've actually forgotten to go to a funeral...
You know you have ADD when...You rush home to babysit so your wife can go to a meeting at 7 pm until your realize you've been reading the minute hand of your watch but not the hour hand and it's only 10 till 6, not 10 till 7. Then the next night you have extra time so you stop along the way and you end up late to babysit at 6, not 7.
You know you have ADD when...you can't get the keys out of the ignition in your car, can't get the car to start and then after help arrives discover that you never put the car in park.
You know you have ADD when...you have to read the "You knw you have ADD when" part of all these posts over and over again...because you can't simply remember those 6 words!!
You know you have ADD when...You are checking into a hotel and you have to look at your credit card without looking too obvious, BECAUSE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR OWN NAME!
You know you have ADD when...you have to stop in the middle of the interstate because the "Keep Right" sign confuses you.
You know you have ADD when...After bugging her to go out with you for weeks, you have to ask your date her name.
You know you have ADD when...every store you walk out of has those big stacked up bags of system saver pellets for your water softener, and at every store, on your way out the door, you mumble "Darnit, I forgot the system saver pellets again. Oh well, I'll get them next time" then you realize you've been saying that for months....
You know you have ADD when...someone asks you your phone number or address and you say "Wait, I should know that!"
You know you have ADD when...you are an attorney and are in the middle of a 4 month jury trial and this morning cannot remember the name of the judge or your client
You know you have ADD when...You go to the store, reach in your pocket for your list...which you forgot, buy several items, none of which were on the list you find on the counter at home
You know you have ADD when...you pour orange juice in your coffee at least 3 mornings a week.
You know you have ADD when...when you put white on the computer screen more then once a week
You know you have ADD when...you where you pants inside out, your shirt backwards and your shoes on the wrong feet.
You know you have ADD when...you take your lunch out of the freezer, put it on a plate, put the plate and lunch back in the freezer, turn on the microwave, hear it popping and snapping, open it., notice your food is missing, look for it for five minutes, open the freezer and find your lunch in there.
You know you have ADD when...someone asks you how old you are and you can't remember, so you figure it out by subtracting your birth year from the current year, but you have to ask what year it is first.
You know you have ADD when...you've been at work all day and suddenly look down and realize you have on two different shoes! (Thankfully similar style and color, so no one notices, but you are so freaked out you tell everyone anyway!)
You know you have ADD when...you have an IQ of 140 but people still call you "space case."
You know you have ADD when...When you start explaining that you go back upstairs five times everyday on your way to work is part of your daily exercise program.
You know you have ADD when...you walk all the way down to the other end of the dorm (small dorm thankfully) to take a shower only to realize that you forgot your towel back in you room so you have to walk back to your room to get the towel and back to the bathroom again . . . . ARGH :)
You know you have ADD when...five minutes after you take your meds you start to have serious doubts about whether you actually took them or not and take more (oops).
You know you have ADD when...you sit down at your desk at work, proud of yourself for being there early for once, only to realize that you forgot to bring your lunch, didn't wear your employee ID tag, and somehow missed earrings and lipstick in the get-ready routine.
You know you have ADD when...when you put a large pot of water to boil ,decide you have at least 15 minutes to do some yard work ,come back 30 mins. later only to find you turned on the wrong burner and burned all the crusty bits off your cast iron fry pan and the house is full of smoke(sad but true)
You know you have ADD when...you read a chapter of a book and can't remember what you read
You know you have ADD when...you fly to Vegas with a buddy, rent a car
You know you have ADD when...you fly to Vegas with a buddy, rent a car, drive to a Casino, park in a lot with 500 other cars, then 30 mins later you decide to leave. As usual, you forget where you parked. No problem, will find it - only this time you cannot remember the color, make or model of the car, and you cant find the keys because you locked them in the car
You know you have ADD when...you have a million dollars in the bank but your home phone, gas, and electric get disconnected more than 5 times in a one year period - for non-payment
You know you have ADD when...you come home crying from class because you failed another exam because you couldn't sit still long enough to take the whole thing so you finished in about fifteen minutes even though your brain was saying "stop stop stop stop i can ANSWER if you'll let me sit here long enough" but oh no you rush home crying saying maybe studying more will help, so you go to find your chem book but your room is a mess, so you start to clean your room, and then you find your old yearbook which you thought you lost so you sit down to read it and you see a friends picture and think, hey i should call her, so you do, but then someone comes in the room and interrupts you and you end up hanging up on her mid-conversation, so you try to find her number again but you lost it somewhere because your room is a mess and then you look at your fish and think wow she must be hungry, and then its 5 am and you still haven't studied and you forgot you have a paper do tomorrow anyway.....
You know you have ADD when...you know you have Add when... while at work you forget the name of your co-workers so you ask the the superviser only to forget their names as well
You know you have ADD when...You swear you would lose your head if it weren't connected to your body
You know you have ADD when...You finally decide to do do your laundry and by the time your laundry is all done, it's right back in the piles throughout the room where you originally had them to be laundered.
You know you have ADD when...you regularly turn the coffee pot on in the morning, only to discover five minutes later that you have: a) forgotten to pour the water in the well b)forgotten to put the coffee grounds in the filter thing c)forgotten to turn the damn thing on d)forget to buy coffee (or are too overwhelmed after work to even contemplate the grocery store with all its' distractions and noise) and end up spending 10/week on convenience store coffee on the way to work and it's just "easier" (hellooooo, blown budget on a teacher's salary).
You know you have ADD when...you feel like if one more person tells you that "they've never met anyone like you" (even if they mean it kindly and affectionately) you will personally send them a box of fire ants.
You know you have ADD when..."OhmyGod, I've lost the keys" is the most commonly uttered phrase in your vocabulary.
You know you have ADD when...You've given seven sets of your keys out to various folks in an over-focus fit.
You know you have ADD when...someone says something that starts a train of thought that travels through a million time zones only to have you say something of your final thought and them ask "where did THAT come from" so then you have to explain the connected between dog food and toenails. yeah...
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You know you have ADD when...you can't sit in a class, a meeting, or even church, without doodling...and absolutely EVERYTHING you own has doodles all over it!
You know you have ADD when...you are reading this website in class because you forgot the teacher was talking...what was the homework again?
You know you have ADD when...you give your neices and nephews 2 week old melted easter candy, b/c you just couldn't seem to find the time to drive the 4 whole miles there after work...(...and the blender 's been riding shotgun since Friday....)
You know you have ADD when...you forget what you were doing and you start reading this page and by the time your done you remember what you were doing and you are about to close this page and you forget right before you close this page and you end up reading this page all over again just to remember for one second AGAIN?!?
You know you have ADD when...you say "ah" twenty times in a row trying to remember what your trying to say ah and your trying to say
You know you have ADD when...when your doctor says you have ADD and you say "add" (+)
You know you have ADD when...you invite someone who hasn't seen your dorm room since before you went on meds and they ask if you moved or if this is really your room (the bed is made, the top of the desk is visible, and your books are organized by subject/size)
You know you have ADD when...your dad is really happy your keys are now on one of those things that clips to your pants, but you STILL lost your keys AGAIN because one night you had pants with no loop to clip your keys on. One time you lost your keys and so your bike was permanently
You know you have ADD when...attached to the bike rack so you had to get a sculpture student to blowtorch it off. Since then you've had to buy MORE kriptonite locks and given sets of keys to your parents, boyfriend, etc.
You know you have ADD when...you evn forget to EAT sometimes and then pass out because you are hypoglyemic so now people have to remind you TO EAT> (No, you are not anorexic either. Just daydreaming.)
You know you have ADD when...I'm surprised I read this whole list!
You know you have ADD when...You are a 2.0 student simply because you "can't stay on task" yet everyone tells you how damned smart, wise, talented you apparently are.
You know you have ADD when...You burst into tears because your French book has been stolen and your freak out and make a police report to the campus security, call your professor, even buy an earlier edition that the man at the bookstore sold to you for cheap because he felt sorry fo
You know you have ADD when...for you. You go home, see your book RIGHT THERE on your desk as you forgot to grab it in the morning.
You know you have ADD when...You're surprised MORE of your things haven't been stolen as you leave cell phones, wallets, key cards, etc. in public bathrooms, previous classes, EVERYWHERE.
You know you have ADD when...you buy three parachutes off ebay and they are all sitting downstairs in the same spot as the day they arrived at the house. What am I supposed to do with three parachutes?
You know you have ADD when...reading this list takes four hours because you have to repeatedly run off saying "Oh yeah...I forgot to make the bed/ take my meds/ order parachutes"...etc and when you finally reach the end of the list you realize you were supposed to be doing HOMEWORK the whole time.
You know you have ADD when...when you can't remember to write down on the grocery list what you are out of and you have been out for days and it is something you use everyday and when you go to the store it still does not hit you that you are out even when you are looking right at it trying to figure out what it is you need.
You know you have ADD when...YOU CAN'T MAKE UP YOR MIND ON WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT THIS TOPIC.
You know you have ADD when...you just can't seem to win... Even when being "pro-active" you find out that you did it the wrong way or didn't understand what to do... etc....
You know you have ADD when...it's 1am, you're still at work... you've been there since 9am... and you have to be back there at 9am tomorrow (er, uh... today).
You know you have ADD when...you have to buy an iron that turns itself off because you are constantly having to go back into the house to check and the one time that you didn't go back to check , YOU HAD LEFT THE IRON ON for and entire weekend.
You know you have ADD when...you FINALLY decide to stop the meds and you wake up a week later in another country
You know you have ADD when...you are about fail genetics and are relying on making a paper on adhd as a genetic disordeer which is due tomorrow and it's not long until bedtime and you are cruising these posts until you remember why you are at an add web site
You know you have ADD when...you can't remember what you were looking for/at when you came to this webpage, because that was six hours ago and you had to pee halfway through reading the posts, then you realized you forgot to put toilet paper in the bathroom, so you waddle out to get the toilet paper, which is still in the shopping bag you bought it in next to the front door, and you finish and get out of the bathroom and realize you haven't eaten alll day, and go towards the kitchen, but pass by the computer and start reading more posts, and get distracted by a phone call, so a few hours later you finally finish reading these posts and as you're typing your own post, you remember- you forgot to eat. I'm going to the kitchen now and hopefully nothing will distract me.
You know you have ADD when...you are talking to your friends, you know what to say in your mind but it's not coming out right.
You know you have ADD when...when it seems the whole world is against you
You know you have ADD when...Your College Special ED. Professor will NOT accept your Term Paper on ADD beacuse You did not follow the paper's format instructions EXACTLY, and your paper is based on YOUR experiences of having ADD
You know you have ADD when...you decide to write a proposal that your university start a program for ADHD students, end up going over by a thousand words, and can't figure out anything to cut out, so you turn it in that way. In addition, you have over 30 sources and end up turning in a stack about an inch thick of just the stuff you cited from, not consulted.
You know you have ADD when...the previously-mentioned proposal was turned in about 2 months late, HAD to be finished in order to get an incomplete, and was turned in about 3 mins before you were supposed to be in another exam (that you hadn't had time to study for, you had two papers to write) after about 3 hours of sleep.
You know you have ADD when...of course all the stuff mentioned in the last deal was done the night before...although it was turned in right before my exam because that was when I finished it.
You know you have ADD when...your partner on a paper (and her roommate) both start threatening you with your life if your part isn't done in time to put it all together. The roomie stayed up and "motivated" me all night, since she had to learn three months of economics before afternoon...
You know you have ADD when...Your previous 2+ month's bills are in a cardboard box that you carry around with you in your car, all unopened. And you KNOW that one or more of your utilities, phones, credit cards is scheduled to be shut off any minute now... And you'd rather eat your own shorts than sit down at a table, open ALL those envelopes and figure out how much money you owe (even though you have plenty). And if someone does actually turn off one of your phones, utilities etc... you go ballistic.
You know you have ADD when...you find more comfort in reading this site than in any other thing you have ever read in your life.
You know you have ADD when...you go to the supermarket and take hours going up and down the isles reading and looking at everything on the shelfs and hours later you realize that you need another shopping cart because the one you have is overflowing, so you go to get the second cart when suddenly you realize that you didn't need to buy anything after all and so, you just leave.
You know you have ADD when...Ps............. and it was the best time you have ever had. and you feel fulfilled.
You know you have ADD when...you completely forget about this site until your sis in law calls and tells you your niece might have it, so you suddenly remember this place and pass on the addy. then you obsessively compulsively have to read al three pages until you can find the post you made but you have no clue what you posted and hope you recognize it when you find it. I did. Now I am 2 hours behind on my work for tonight!!
You know you have ADD when...Ps............. and it was the best time you have ever had. and you feel fulfilled.
You know you have ADD when...you sit there for like an hour trying to figure out what all you need to do, by the time you figure it all out it's just to late. oh well maybe tomarrow.
You know you have ADD when...
You know you have ADD when...while your reading these you come up with about 50 of your own stories but when you reach the end you can't remember one to post
You know you have ADD when...You have a 9am appointment that is a 30 minute drive from your home and you set the alarm for 7am, because you need to take a shower first. At 8:45am your spouse asks you why you are still in the shower and how you are going to make an appointment in 15 minutes that is a 30 minute drive away and you look at your spouse with a "deer in the headlights" look.
You know you have ADD when...you thank heaven on a regular basis for the person who invented the overflow drain in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, tub, etc., because you walk away and leave the water running so often.
You know you have ADD when...you fail a drug test because they forgot to ask you what medications you're taking and of course YOU don't remember. Now why were there ampthetamines in my system again?
You know you have ADD when...you begin cleaning the bathroom, only to find a cup and upon taking the cup to the kitchen realize the dishes need to be done, you run water in the sink and go into the livingroom to see if the kids left any dishes in there and end up vacuuming...(happens every weekend)
You know you have ADD when...when finally cleaning my house I find 15 pairs of scissors(had to ask how to spell cause I forgot) because every time I need a pair I cant find one .
You know you have ADD when...while visiting home from college you get the bright idea at 1:30am to convert your twin beds back into bunk beds. Mom wasnt to thrilled.
You know you have ADD when...you make a nice hot cup of coffee, sit down at the computer to read this site, light a cigarette.... read away and after 5 minutes (which is in real time 45 minutes) you wonder where you cigarette has gone and why your coffee is now stone cold and undrinkable....
You know you have ADD when...you get mad at your children about their inability to keep up with anything and they tell you they are just like you.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you are in the midst of a passionate argument, iwth tears and all, and all of the sudden, you can't remember what started the whole conversation.
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you have a fight with your boyfriend, refuse to talk to him, then call him two days later and ask him why HE isn't talking to you?
You know you have ADD when...You know you have ADD when you open the fridge and find the aluminum foil you KNEW you bought yesterday.
You know you have ADD when...when you write three post and realize you were not actually supposed to write "you know.........." =)
You know you have ADD when...when you wake up in the morning absolutely determined to complete several task, only to lay your head on your pillow at night and think to yourself "how did I forget those"?
You know you have ADD when...when you constantly tell your boyfriend you will call him, or e-mail him and he is constantly telling you you didn't and doesn't understand why. If I could answer that, I wouldn't have forgot.
You know you have ADD when...when you send this link to your boyfriend, hoping he finds humor, and ask him to figure out which ones you wrote, then have to write notes so you can remember which ones they are!
You know you have ADD when...when you read the post about the cold coffee, burnt cigarette, and computer and think to yourself, WHEN did I write that? And, it really bothers you.
You know you have ADD when...When you rush home from work (normal day, always rushed) to check on your 16 yr. old daughter who is sick with strep throat and the doorbell rings. You find 2 boys from her class asking to see her and you say: Sorry but she is sick today and isn't seeing any customers." - then your daughter, who heard this, screams begging you never to answer the door again.
You know you have ADD when...you get mad when, after you'd forgotten something you consider to be EXTREMELY important, and someone else says, "If you can't remember it, it must not be all that important to you." Grrrr....
You know you have ADD when...you read the same line in a book for about 10 minuts and say "Hey this is a really interesting book!"
You know you have ADD when...your looking at your watch and ask some one what time it is.
You know you have ADD when...when you think you've written a post that you havent - because I did!! re the cold coffee and cig, computer :-) Hey i actually remebered something
You know you have ADD when...when you think you've written a post that you havent - because I did!! re the cold coffee and cig, computer :-) Hey i actually remebered something
You know you have ADD when...you get soooo frustrated with a friends inability to understand the 'urgency' of your ADD Hyperfocus - you end up doing something you regret, forget about it and then a week later wonder why they are ignoring you :-((
You know you have ADD when...WHEN YOU TRY SO HARD & YET IT SEEMS THAT NOTHING GOES YOR WAY
You know you have ADD when...WHEN IT SEEMS YOU HAVE A GOLDEN HEART BUT A WORTHLESS BRAIN
You know you have ADD when...WHEN YOU GO FOR A DRIVE & WONDER IF THE PERSON IN THE CAR NEXT TO YOU HAS ADD TOO.
You know you have ADD when...When even the most suprizing epiphany and revalation is common knowledge and blatantly obvious to the public at large
You know you have ADD when...you practice and practice for something and as soon as the video camera is turned on to record...it breaks. :)
You know you have ADD when...laugh at these realizing you might have done them yourself..
You know you have ADD when...You stand with the fridge door open for about ten minutes, unable to find the mustard, only to come back an hour later and see it sitting on the shelf, right in front of you.
You know you have ADD when...you go into the kitchen to get a small glass of orange juice and come out carrying a large mug of milk
You know you have ADD when...you work at a daycare.... and the two year olds have to ask you.."Teacher.. di you take your medicine?
You know you have ADD when...Your boss asks you if you've taken your medication today because you seem kind of out of it. You explain that you are totally out of meds but meant to stop at the pharmacy and get some before work but didn't have time. He asks if you'd like to leave work an go pick them up because HIS boss is coming today and he wants you to make a good impression... work but di
You know you have ADD when...you worked in a simple concession stand job at a movie theatre and had to ask the customers several times what they just ordered, while getting their order which only lead to extreme frustration and the eventual qutting of the simple food service job.
You know you have ADD when...you worked in a simple concession stand job at a movie theatre and had to ask the customers several times what they just ordered, while getting their order which only lead to extreme frustration and the eventual qutting of the simple food service job.
You know you have ADD when...when you submit the same message twice on accident, because you weren't really paying attention (oops!)
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You know you have ADD when...after fighting with your wife, thinking you're absolutely right about something but you're not. SHE's RIGHT!
You know you have ADD when...you work as a bar maid and your boss phones u up and asks why there was £40 too much in the till, you openly say that you could have accidentally given change for £10 notes instead of £20's, your boss kindly says - no not that much - and you think YEAH I THINK I COULD!! Easy mistake :-))))
You know you have ADD when...You go to the pharmacy to refill your asthma inhaler, where they HAVE to know where you filled it last, which you CANNOT remember. Three hours later there you are at the kitchen table wondering when you will take your last breath because you cannot fill your prescription to save your life, and someone calmly says do you have the old box that the last prescription came in? And you do... And you want to kill them for being so NORMAL!!
You know you have ADD when...You spend two hours completely lost and end up relaxing in a nice parking lot somewhere doing nothing because someone told you to take 81st Street but they did NOT tell you that the SIGN for 81st Street is actually "Washington" although they are the same thing...
You know you have ADD when...you scramble around your house looking for your glasses only to find them on tour face
You know you have ADD when...You buy groceries and when you get home and start making inner you realize that you left your bags at the store.
You know you have ADD when...YOUR FRIEND ASKS IF YOUR HUNGRY AND YOU SAY "NO THANKS, I JUST FINISHED TWO FINGERNAILS"!
You know you have ADD when...you get in the shower at 9:00 to be at the Dr.'s at 10:00, then get a phone call from the clinic at 11:00 because you missed your appointment! (true story)
You know you have ADD when...your students shout,"ADD!" ten times a day because you can never find the materials you need for their next lesson.
You know you have ADD when...your students label a basket "
You know you have ADD when..."Teacher's Keys" and they make sure you put them there after recess, lunch...
You know you have ADD when...you finally realize you keep hitting the apostrophe key instead of Shift, then try to be more careful and end up hitting Enter instead.
You know you have ADD when...each of your students is in charge of important daily tasks like taking attendance, notes to go home, passing out rewards, copying homework sheets, keeping track of the reading and math groups schedule, setting the timer for the computer......because YOU JUST FORGET!
You know you have ADD when...nobody understands but you guys.
You know you have ADD when...you're 17 and you have to listen to people in their fifties talking about how their memory is going and how now they walk into a room and forgot what they went for and you have to keep your mouth shut even though you're memory has been as bad as that all your life.
You know you have ADD when...when your reading these submissions, and suddenly the song you're listening to annoys you, so you turn and yell at the radio, "I hate this song" and turn it off. Suddenly its nice and quiet. ahhhh
You know you have ADD when...nobody understands when you try to explain what your ADD is and they just say, "well everyone does that" and you know that's true but that its different and you can't explain it and you know you sound stupid so you give up and come here where everyone understands.
You know you have ADD when...you don't have any fingernails and that doesn't bother you. (you like fingernails--not on your fingers--in your mouth)
You know you have ADD when...when you drive the only music that is fast enough is alternative rock (with the volume turned all the way up), but when you're at home alternative rock is so annoying it makes you want to scream--in fact any music is annoying at home. weird. rainangel@graffiti.net (I wrote the 5 submissions above too).
You know you have ADD when...when you drive you either have to make an effort to constrain yourself not to go 100 mph or your in such a "fog" that you have to remind yourself to hold the gas down (because you keep on gradually slowing down until someone behind you honks) rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you spent years of sleepless nights until you discoverd the wonders that a blowing fan can do. (blocks out extrenious noise and hums you to sleep) rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you've been to this site a million times and never even glanced twice at the rules above the submit area. (you didn't even ever notice them) rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...only other ADDers understand what it means to be in "the fog" rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you can't even be sure who you are b/c you change your mind so much and you can't keep any freinds because you're only interested in them when your in certain moods. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you're so damn lazy you never want to do anything but your also so bored you could die so you just waste the day away feeling like crap and accomplishing nothing. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...one week you like reading and the next you don't, one week you start an exercize program and the next you could care less, one week you like one style of clothing and the next week you like another, one week you go on a shopping spree and the next week you hate everything you bout, one week you think your ugly and the next week you think you're beautiful, when one week you want to major in one thing and the next week you hate the idea, one week you're so enthusiastic about your new friend and the next week you wish you could just forget about him/her (or do forget), one week you're ready to turn your life around (again) and fired up and make lists and the next week you're back to the same self again, one week you decide to learn how to paint and make it into a hobby and you buy all the supplies and the next week all the supplies are still in the bad, and...I give up.
You know you have ADD when...[from submission above: "bad" = "bag"] rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...today was the last day of school and instead of celebrating, you
You know you have ADD when... ...are bored out of your mind, b/c for nine months you've been spending you're days thinking of creative ways to put off you're homework and worrying about that and now you have nothing to worry about and no homework to avoid doing and you feel so bored that you want to scream. But no way would you take homework over this boredome. Being bored/worried is always better than actually being responsible and doing your homework and nothing you're saying is making sense anymore and maybe you should just shut up now. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you're usually watching about 3 tv shows at once, b/c you can't stand commercials, and besides you can't remember what you were just watching, and sometimes you know you were watching something else that was really good but you can't remember what the heck it was so you flip through all the channels hoping to see it even though you don't know what you're looking for, and when you watcht the tv guide channel you have to write down the channels that look intersting b/c you cant' remember more than one or two channels at once and you think runon sentences are fun to write b/c they match how you're brain works but they drive you nuts to read them b/c they're so long. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you feel restless but you're too lazy to move and you're watching tv and nothing is interesting but you keep on flipping the channel and you're hungry and have to use the bathroom and you have a head ache but you're too lazy to get up, use the bathroom, make food, and take some asprin, so you just sit there flipping the channels feeling miserable and sorry for yourself and wondering why you won't just get up and do something. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you're so annoyed b/c you can't remember the submission you wanted to put in about 5 seconds ago. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you're parents might suspect you're anorexic because you're always "forgetting" to eat. (Actually, you really do forget to eat, or you're too lazy to). (But your parents know you're not b/c theyve seen you pig out too)rainangel@graffiti.net
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You know you have ADD when...you're dad yells at you after he finds out you've forgoten to take about half of the Paxil doses you've been supposed to've been taking and says "How do you expect anyone to believe that you forgot that many times!? How can you say you "just forget" when you're a strait-A student. You can't have a bad memory and make strait A's." Shows how much he knows. I know most people with ADD don't make strait-A's, but ...oh its no use. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you totally forgot about and left out on the desk in your room the 3-page love letter you recieved yesterday even though you know your parents prowl through your room when you're at school, and you just relized it. oops, that's embaracing. rainangel@grafftiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you end up reading the submissions first in oder, then you skip to the end, then you submit some, then you skip to the middle and start reading them backwards (reading the next submission above the one you just read intsead of the one below) and realize you feel more comfortable reading them backwards and are not sure why. Anything is better than doing things the conventional, boring way. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you never have freinds who expect you to be on time...because you don't have any freinds to do so, and even if you did, they'd know to count on you bing late. (see if you can figure that one out) rainanagel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you don't know when to stop...okay, you kinda know you should stop, but you don't have that "stopping mechanism
You know you have ADD when..." in your brain, so you just go on and on and on and on and on. rainangel @graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...you still can't stop making stupid submissions even though you're bored out of your mind and you have to pee and you're starving and you need to take some asprin for your headache. rainangel@graffiti.net
You know you have ADD when...every one of your report cards from Kindergarten to H.S. graduation says, "Never turns in homework!"
You know you have ADD when... all semester your college professor says you won't pass the course because you haven't turned in any work, but in the end, she's forced to give you an "A" because you aced all the exams and got all the bonus points, too! (true)
You know you have ADD when...after reminding you for an hour, your 5-year-old tries to change the diaper of your 2-year-old because he can't stand the smell any longer!
You know you have ADD when...you run out of baby bottles, though you knew you bought a dozen, then find them all under the seat in the car and finally understand where that rotten smell was coming from.
You know you have ADD when...your kindergartener has to wear your socks to school because you didn't do the laundry because you couldn't find his dirty socks.
You know you have ADD when...in June, you're still washing dirty winter laundry.
You know you have ADD when...you find a month-old lunch in your desk drawer at work, then proceed to eat it because you forgot to bring your lunch.
You know you have ADD when...you go through more post-it notes than toilet paper.
You know you have ADD when...nobody believes that you're ready to go until you actually get in the car and buckle your seat belt.
You know you have ADD when...you feel you're getting enough exercise every morning by racing back and forth through your house because you keep forgetting something in another room.
You know you have ADD when...your sister remembers your childhood better than you do.
You know you have ADD when...you scream and have to leave the dining room at dinner because the sounds of chewing are like fingernails on a chalkboard.
You know you have ADD when...you write important appointments on your hands and arms because know you'll forget to look at your calendar
You know you have ADD when...the your closets and drawers are empty and all your clothes are in piles around the house.
You know you have ADD when...you finally get in the car for that 4 hour drive to the coast and have to stop at your corner gas station to go to the bathroom.
You know you have ADD when...your husband now makes you write "GO TO THE BATHROOM" at the bottom of your trip check-off list.
You know you have ADD when...you can compare your brain to the scan feature on the car stereo--thoughts begin in the middle, last 4 seconds, then cut out mid-word and jump into the middle of another thought.
You know you have ADD when...you go through a box of bandaids every month because you always have some unexplained cut or scrape.
You know you have ADD when...you drop what you're holding because you forgot you had it in your hand.
You know you have ADD when...you have complete make-up kits in all 3 bathrooms, your purse, AND the car, but still show up at work daily without make-up.
You know you have ADD when...your first dose of Adderall makes you realize that you're not fat because you're always hungry; you're fat because you can't resist the IMPULSE to shove another cookie in your mouth.
You know you have ADD when...you take all the backroads because you don't have the patience to sit for one second at a red light.
You know you have ADD when...you have a really great submission but your laughing so hard at the other one's by the time you get to the sumbission part of this page you fogot what it was. Did that make any sense whatsoever??????
You know you have ADD when...you go on a mad orginazation spree, then you foget where you put everything
You know you have ADD when...You are driving and the highway is absolutely all yours, then you hear the ambulance siren and you realize it's right behind you waiting for you to move out of the way. ... And this happens not once but 3 times so far.
You know you have ADD when...When you forget you were suppossed to put your shirt on before your sweater because you are washing the shirt,, which is part of the school uniform, and you go to school without it because you totally forgot you were waitng for it to dry to put it on and leave.
You know you have ADD when...Your school teacher assigns to glue stamps of different types of fruit on a large piece of card board and you paste real fruit with lots of tape so it doesn/t fall because you just keep missing important parts of the instructions, then you eat it as fast as you can so no one notices you didn't understand instructions again.
You know you have ADD when...It becomes a rule of thumb that you have to do things twice, once to learn what you shouldn't do and think and figure out what you should do different and once to hopefully get it right. Then you have to be creative again and use different material because you spent it all the firt time. Then your mom gets angry at you and asks you why.
You know you have ADD when...You are thinking that you will only cut a piece of the plastic table cloth that hangs and makes it look uneven, and then you like the feeling of it and decide to just cut another small piece, then another, until you totally forget how you started, you take a look at the peaces of table cloth on the floor and what is hanging, you panic, your mom comes home and $%^&*(@#$%^&!!!!!!!!
You know you have ADD when...You call your friend a bad word, she says if you say it again she will stop talking to you, then of course you just have to say it again. She stops talking to you, and you just have to take responsibility.
You know you have ADD when...You don't read the instructions about how you are only suppossed to post only one submission and you post five, sorry
You know you have ADD when...When you look at the submissions over and over, and over because you are sure, just sure you posted something you just can't find it.
You know you have ADD when...You get your hearing tested because people keep asking if you have hearing trouble... and it turns out that you can practically hear a pin drop a mile away.
You know you have ADD when...You are experienced at entering your own (locked) car without the aid of keys; your kitchen is evolving new lifeforms; the best thing to do at 11PM is get on the roof and muck around with the TV antenna (note to myself: must find a girlfriend); your computer is a useful organisational tool because it is quite bulky, and therefore less likely to become lost under a pile of other stuff (unlike the diary).
You know you have ADD when...On the first day of grade one you get hit by the lady with the stick. You don’t progress to grade two that year, so… on the first day of grade one you get hit by the lady with the stick.
You know you have ADD when...To check whether you took your pills five minutes earlier, you inspect the empty glass in the sink for the presence of water droplets.
You know you have ADD when...The sound of screaming, tortured, chaotic guitar feedback makes you feel relaxed, contented, sleepy….
You know you have ADD when...your behavioral therapist bursts out laughing when you tell her of your plans for the next 3 evenings after work: install a new water heater, paint a bedroom, repair a gate, remove an indoor railing....She says,"Typical ADDer! Millions of plans that will never get done! Relax!"
You know you have ADD when...you stop to get gas, open the tank, add the gas, pay and drive away...only to realize 10 minutes later that you never turned the car off while filling it and the gas cap is on the pump.
You know you have ADD when...You sit down to read "YOu know you have add when.." kick off your shoes, and get engrossed for an hour, only to get halfway through, and decide you want to go to walmart, get up, realize you dont have shoes on, look for your shoes for ten minutes, give up and sit back down to read some more, and realize your shoes were under the computer table the whole time. then you have to write it in the little box at the bottom, and realize how many you have to read... maybe you should read some more, so you kick off your shoes agian!
You know you have ADD when...You forget what you are supposed to be doing so you try retracing your steps then when you get where you thought you should be going you can't remember what you are doing there.
You know you have ADD when...you spend twenty minutes looking for your sunglasses which are on top of your head!
You know you have ADD when...obsessively change the setting of the windshield wipers because it is only drizzling and the sound of the wipers against the glass when the glass is too dry nmakes you want to pull your hair out
You know you have ADD when...obsessively change the setting of the windshield wipers because it is only drizzling and the sound of the wipers against the glass when the glass is too dry nmakes you want to pull your hair out
You know you have ADD when...you loose your credit card and don't bother to cancel it because you know that in a month or so you will find it somwhere like the pocket of a pair of jeans you just foubnd under a pile of dirty clothes or in the center console of your car
You know you have ADD when...have to go to the emergency room because you forgot that you had already taken your meds earlier and end up taking them again only you took the higher dose that you used to take in a different med
You know you have ADD when...so you have actually ended up taking 3 times what you were supposed to
You know you have ADD when...you wish desperately that you could edit your posts once they are already posted because after twenty minutes of trying to rephrase your post and finally giving up you have figuredout exactly how you should have written it in the first place
You know you have ADD when...have to go to the emergency room because you forgot that you had already taken your meds earlier and end up taking them again only you took the higher dose that you used to take in a different med
You know you have ADD when...You need to transfer information from 28 maps to one overall, can't find 3 of them, look everywhere for them, then double check every location, 3,4,5,6,7, times (I live in an apartment, not many more places to look), go to lunch, look again 8,9,10 times now. Your employee calls, you ask him about the 3 maps, He DOES have them in his hand and will FEDEX them out for tomorrow delivery. YEAH, then you look for them another 3 times, realize the day is shot. Ah, start over tomorrow............JBnHouston....
You know you have ADD when...At the age of 40 you now REALIZE that why you haven't lived in any "one" house or apt longer than 2 years, Cause the only time I ever get organized is when I move........and it only lasts 1-2 months.... or a year goes by and there are still boxes sitting around (in sight of all visitors mind you) that haven't been unpacked.....(just got on meds at age 39, life has certainly been different this past year)
You know you have ADD when...You have post it notes reminding you to "eat before meds kick in", as the USDA has not yet said that Coffee, Cigarettes, M&M's, and Reeses peanut butter cups are 100% of the daily allowance....... JBnHouston
You know you have ADD when...You burn the s*&t out of your mouth cause you overnuked the coffee thinking about the last post......(this is the last one, I couldn't resist)......JBnHouston
You know you have ADD when...your IQ is higher than your bank balance, even though you know you have enough money (I forgot to put in my paycheck...)
You know you have ADD when...You are on medication, but still not completely functional. I used to think this thing is a curse and I have to struggle with it forever. I really have been getting depressed because I kept thinking, I am so smart, why am I so stupid at times. I feel worthless because of the guilt I face because of careless stupid things I do. I feel I am so irresponsible, not living to my potential, lazy, and the procrastination is killing me with the stress I cause myself. You think you are all alone and the only one suffering from this and you get distracted from working on your project due on Friday and your not even close to getting it done, so you want to learn more about ADD and come across this site and are able to laugh out loud and feel much better because you are not alone. (I think run on sentences is another sign of ADD) Thank you everyone for sharing, you made my day and I feel I am not alone, weird, stupid, and that we are the normal ones and everyone else is weird :) -- Tweedles
You know you have ADD when...your family/friends/coworkers tell you to show up for an event 30 minutes earlier than the time they tell everyone else because you will be 30-60 minutes late anyway.
You know you have ADD when...I know my son has ADD when I have him before me receiving a lecture & consequences befitting his latest adventure and......he still finds time to watch himself in the mirror behind me while smiling, rolling his eyeballs, and making all kinds of other faces
You know you have ADD when...I know my son has ADD when he's standing before me receiving a lecture & consequences for his latest adventure, and........he still still finds time to smile, eyeball roll, make faces, and admire himself in the mirror behind me. LOL I tell my other sons that he's lucky , he can do more things at the same time than any of us.
You know you have ADD when...you leave your house with your cordless phone instead of your cell phone.
You know you have ADD when...You know you'll forget to come back here and finish reading all of the posts, and come to the conclusion therefore that you must read ALL of them before you turn off the computer... or go to the bathroom... or eat... or...
You know you have ADD when...You have to leave a note at each person's place at the table that you live with before you go to bed, explaining what you lost or forgot to do that day, apologize, and warn them about the strange things they could possibly find in a pretty odd place at some point during their day.
You know you have ADD when...You go to an AA meeting that you carefully looked up in the AA directory of meetings for Friday at Noon, carefully follow the directions to get there, ring the doorbell at the church where the meeting is being held, ask the priest what side of the church the meeting is on, listen as he explains that there is no meeting on "Saturday", and play it off expertly that you thought the meeting was on Satuday uh huh. (Meanwhile, back at the calander trying to figure out if it really is Saturday and not Friday like you thought...)
You know you have ADD when...You sit scratching your head trying to figure out how you could have messed up the AA meeting time.... for the third time this week.... having sat in three different parking lots for an hour or more wondering where everyone was and eventually blow it off, sure that they HAD to have moved the meeting somewhere else because otherwise, well, it's you you're nuts and that's just unacceptable.
You know you have ADD when...You were on a roll but now you can't remember any of the other stupid things that you do on a regular basis to add to these posts so...... now you're depressed. Sigh. And you're thinking about sitting here thinking about how depressed you are for a while but that would be stupid so I'll come back later. :-) See? We CAN think straight! (cough)
You know you have ADD when...When you tear your house apart b/c you can’t find your handbag w/your car keys in it and you have to leave. You retrace steps and figure you must have left it at the store that you and your sister where at. So you call the store but it wasn’t turned in, so you panic (of course) So you call your sister whom dropped you off 3 hours ago to see if you left it in her car and she says “just calm down” (I hate when people say that) “I’ll come back and take you back to the store to look. When she finally arrives at your house, you’re in full brain spasm over your stolen credit cards; check book; family photos; drivers license; keys to the car and house!!!!!! Your sister goes to get a coke before taking you back to the store, and says “Hey, your handbag is here in the fridge.” Then it takes 2 days to recover, I hate that!
You know you have ADD when...after you utilize the same two opposing freeway u-turns a half-mile apart 7 times in a row, you realize you have to put down the cell phone down or you will starve to death tring to get to Wendy's that you eat at every 2-3 days and that is only a half mile from your house.
You know you have ADD when...you KNOW you have three sets of keys because each time you loose a set you search for days, give up, and have a new set made only to find the missing set (setS as you get older) weeks or months later. So you tear-up on the way to the lock smith cause you know... A. They know you there, B. You have to spend the time and money for keys you know are in you house some where (and you are still exosted from the search) C. you can't spell exosted or if you can you just got lucky, and D. you know that even though is only 10 min away the chances you will make it to the locksmith on this fisrt attempt are slim at best.
You know you have ADD when...You print out a document, get it, put it away, leave the printer and computer for a moment, come back and think the printer ran out of ink because there is a blank sheet, so you change the cartridge and throw the other one away, print out the document again and find out the document contained a blank page in it.
You know you have ADD when...You walk into another room to get something, start going through the drawers, stop and have to remember what it was you were going through the drawers for.
You know you have ADD when...You walk into another room to get something, start going through the drawers, stop and have to remember what it was you were going through the drawers for.
You know you have ADD when...whatever you take out of the microwave is ALWAYS cold because you don't realise how long it's been since you put it in there.
You know you have ADD when...you frequently discover your lost wallet at the bottom of the washing machine. Talk about laundered money!
You know you have ADD when...you frequently discover your lost wallet at the bottom of the washing machine. Talk about laundered money!
You know you have ADD when...driving within the speed limit is painful because nothing is ever fast enough for you and your need for ever more stimulus.
You know you have ADD when...You walk out the door with a towel still wrapped around your hair from your shower
You know you have ADD when...You are in the kitchen fixing dinner and hear the phone ringing in the other room and end up running around to find the cordless phone (that you were JUST talking on, IN the kitchen) only to realize that you left it in the refridgerator when you went to pull out something to cook just a minute ago
You know you have ADD when...You write a post like the one above and want people to e-mail you if they can relate and forget to add your e-mail address (Please Label the e-mail "RE: ADD" or it wont get through my inbox protector at icedcappachino@hotmail.com)
You know you have ADD when...Ok, I haven't been diagnosed yet, so it's not official, but I have strong suspicions that I'm ADD, so I will share....long story, think it's worth it...I had some friends who had an elderly mother who died. I'd seen her once, but only the back of her head as she lay in a bed, and I never knew her name, but they called her "Little Mama." Well, when she died, I wanted to support my friends (the Davises), so I decided to go for visitation, since the funeral home was close to my work. They told me that visiting hours would be Sat.-Mon., so I went on Monday. At front desk, I told them I was there for visitation of my friends' mom, but didn't know her name. They told me that there was visitation for one elderly woman, so I traipsed down the hall to the room. Walked in, recognized no one, but figured my friends had stepped out & these were other family members. I went over to the casket, solemnly observed the woman, and thought "she didn't look this tall in the bed...hmmm." A man came up & introduced himself, so I asked when my friends would return. He didn't know who I was talking about, so I sheepishly made and exit and went back to the front desk. Somewhat irritated, I said, "Ok, my friends are the Davises, and they told me that visitation for their mom would be Sat.-Mon., so what's going on?" The man politely informed me that it was, in fact, Tuesday and they had buried her that morning. AAAAgh! How do you miss a day?
You know you have ADD when...you are driving and staring straight head with out blinking.
You know you have ADD when...you promise your kid that you'll take him to breakfast in the morning. You wake up early, and start reading the ADD stuff on the internet. Your kid finally wakes up and asks when you're going to take him to breakfast. ("in a minute...") A little bit later, he comes out and asks again...("in a minute...") After just a couple more minutes, he stomps out, and says "MOM, WHEN ARE WE GOING OUT TO EAT?!" You look at your watch, and say, "but it's only 10:30." He responds, "PM MOM...PM." Yes, this really did happen... cherylmathison@aol.com
You know you have ADD when...every time you read the usenet newsgroup alt.support.attn-deficit you grow mad at the Scientologist motivated trolls and spam, and wish it were moderated, then remember that you had tried to get the process started, spent days collecting stuff for a charter researching software etc, then forgot to post it, and dispair because you know you'll never got around to it AND NOR WILL ANY OF THE OTHER ADDers on the group - none of us are organised enough. :-(
You know you have ADD when...You read in your journalism theory book, chapter 3, that the average viewer/reader needs to see something six times to retain it. You say duh and go to chapter 4.
You know you have ADD when...After watching TV with friends for an hour, you need to excuse yourself immediately because if you don't write it down right now, you'll lose that fabulous business idea your mind worked out while you stared blankly at the screen... besides, what if someone asks you a question about the show?
You know you have ADD when...Your friend (who has ADD) finally convinces you to go get tested and you do it so as to eliminate ADD as the reason for grad school being so hard... then the diagnosis comes in positive and you're absolutley amazed that all those pesky "loose ends" that never go away were caused by trying to eliminate previous loose ends.
You know you have ADD when...That really attractive guy comes and talks to YOU and finds your "effervescent'" personality amazing... and not only are you not aware that you had one, you're not really sure whether, even if you do, it's a compliment or if you're just wierd.
You know you have ADD when...You go to class with no books, no paper, no pen but a full briefbag... and yet you're really pretty happy with yourself because you actually do know where those things are.
You know you have ADD when...You never did any drugs as a kid because you thought if it gets any wierder than this, I just don't want to know about it.
You know you have ADD when...You involve yourself in really structured activities because even though you may not make the deadlines, you'll know when to just let it go.
You know you have ADD when...Recipes with more than three ingredients constitute a legitimate cause for panic
You know you have ADD when...Even though the supply of underwear in your drawer is so low as to panic any normal person, you continue to put off washing any until the very last pair is being stripped off... then you realize it would probably take more time to sort through the mountain of stuff finding all of it than to just buy new ones... so you do.
You know you have ADD when...From somewhere in the dark (and scary) recesses of your mind, you recall thinking that the quote from the late Charles Schultz, "The heaviest burden is a great potential," was not only profound, but somehow related to your own life... then the diagnosis you get thirty years later gives you the reason why.
You know you have ADD when...The real reason you write those detailed, articulate memos to your employees is because once you figure out how to make order out of the chaos the issue presented, you have no more room for it in your brain and you need those employees to remind you of your brilliant ideas.
You know you have ADD when...You spend most of your time and energy trying to be the person you impressed the company with by hyperfocusing during the interview.
You know you have ADD when...You look for your keys (planner, phone, whatever) in the same three places over and over and over - and when you actually find it in one of those places (ok, 3 millimeters to the left of where you looked each previous time), you are more happy about the fact that no one saw you than the fact that you found what you needed.
You know you have ADD when...For your whole life you could remember the names and life stories of people you met only once, yet you can't remember any titles to any songs or for that matter, who recorded them... or to eat lunch or what day it is.
You know you have ADD when...In study group, you don't bother to make suggestions any more because not only will it take longer to help everyone else get from here to there than to let them get there eventually themselve, but you also have to try to explain why, when you are the one that knew that concept before anyone else, you got it wrong on the exam.
You know you have ADD when...You have to try to think of a reason why when people ask you why you're vegetarian... and after your diagnosis, you realize that the real reason is that having only one or two menu choices at any given restaurant significantly reduces the opportunity for getting overwhelmed by too many options.
You know you have ADD when...You simply smile when people express awe at your organizational abilities - because you know that sometimes organizing it may be as far as you get before your attention is grabbed by something else.
You know you have ADD when...You shrink back in horror when an admin person at the doctor or dentist's office wants to give you one of those little appointment cards - since you know it will end up in a bag of stuff in the back of your car and the energy you'd spend later looking for it would be more frustrating than the energy you'll spend to get out your planner and write it down right now.
You know you have ADD when...You decide to change your oil, loosen the plug and start draining the oil, and then decide to get an oil additive, fire up the engine and off you go to the auto parts store, spilling oil all over the place.
You know you have ADD when...if you have ever had a handful of garbage in one hand and your keys in another...you don't realize you threw your keys in the garbage can until you try to unlock your car with a bananna peel.
You know you have ADD when...your posts on this page take up two spots cause you impulsively hit the Enter key halfway through
You know you have ADD when...you're on a tight deadline, like RIGHT NOW, but you found this page and just keep reading and reading cause it's so long, and then you realize you have to get your work done, but keep reading anyway. Jeez, I should really get that stuff done...
You know you have ADD when...You've taken a tricky, twisitng freeway exit dozens of times, but still can't remember which way to turn upon reaching the regular street leading home
You know you have ADD when...you ask yourself "Who was that?", then remember that you are looking for a missing object, not trying to recall an encounter with someone.
You know you have ADD when...researching ADD on the Internet is the most stimulating activity you've found in a while, and you get completely hyperfocused on it, at the expense of family, work, etc..
You know you have ADD when...you know you're doing this ^ right now and still don't stop reading
You know you have ADD when...you wish you could send this page to everyone you have ever known in your life
You know you have ADD when...the co-worker sitting next to you has been talking for several minutes about something and you have no idea what he's talking about
You know you have ADD when...your life is a constant battle - you vs. your brain
You know you have ADD when...you have been on line investigating ADD because your 9 year old is ADD and you forgot that your 7 year old wanted to play computer games three hours ago, you've found FDISK's ADD Page and you giggle with your spouse over your shoulder for thirty minutes because you both have done things on the "You know you have Add when..." list. Then your spouse admitts that he and your 9 year old argued over something that the 9 year old was told to do only neither of them can seem to remember what that something was. It's a wonder that our family of five gets anywhere!
You know you have ADD when...you are always on the cusp of getting going, but just can't seem to take that last tiny step toward productive action. The likelihood of acting decreases as the problems caused by the original lack of focus mount. You fail and embark on another activity, but just can't seem to take that tiny first step....
You know you have ADD when...your work station is equidistant from a radio playing rock n roll, a station playing country and a station playing latin music. You can hear them all and it doesn't bother you or "drive you crazy" allaboutadditude@ureach.com
You know you have ADD when...I should have gone home 8 hours ago, I STILL haven't eaten dinner yet, It's 2:30 in the morning, and I'm figuring out how I can: Get and cook dinner, eat, go to bed -(oh-I've got to have some ice cream to help me get to sleep) Watch TV all night (to make up for the shows I didn't watch earlier-if I'd gone home at 6pm) and get enough sleep (to pretend it's a whole night tho' it's only 3 to 4hours) then TRY to get up and go to work by 9:00 like a normal person. But I get to work late, I'm tired, sleep-deprived, falling asleep, and annoyed when I'm interrupted from my nap by a customer coming in or the telelphone ringing!!(How could they be so rude as to ask for the services that i'm supposed to be there to give them?!!) (Why can't they just leave me alone anyway???)...Come back to the evening, oops it 3am again...and repeat. and nexxt day...and repeat.....and well, maybe I'll catch up on my sleep this weekend .... :-)){{{ -Maddog
You know you have ADD when...You IDENTIFIED with what I've just written (above)!!!
You know you have ADD when...your mother emails you the link to this page because it sounds just too familiar to her...
You know you have ADD when...the liklihood of missing a test question increases dramatically as the questions get easier....
You know you have ADD when...Your 6yo ADHD son is telling you all of his plans for the next month, then what hes eating and so on.... all the while your trying to figure our what you were thinking about 10 min ago
You know you have ADD when...you have ever opened the drawer of your desk and found a still warm cup of coffee in there that you don't even remember pouring. Sheesh.
You know you have ADD when...you're _so_ glad that there's no god because what kind of a sadistic bastard would he be to be playing games with you like this?
You know you have ADD when...you're _so_ glad that there's no god because what kind of a sadistic bastard would he be to be playing games with you like this?
You know you have ADD when...you're _so_ glad that there's no god because what kind of a sadistic bastard would he be to be playing games with you like this?
You know you have ADD when...you know what you want to say but you cant figure out how to type it so it will make sense and then you get really frustrated and pissed and decide its not worth it
You know you have ADD when...You can't read the posts that have more than 2 lines because after that you zone out and have to re-read the whole thing again to yourself, only out loud this time so you dont forget what you just read, but then you have cant remember what you just said so you have to start all over. You do this 4 or 5 times before finally giving up.
You know you have ADD when...msemily_tw@yahoo.com.tw
You know you have ADD when...You read most of this page, flip to the bottom, laughing your buns off because you realize you can relate to most ALL of it and should probably go back on meds - even at 40!!
You know you have ADD when...you misplace the key to the shed, so you start looking all over for it. You look in the car (at night) and leave the interior light on so that the battery goes flat over the next three days, so you put the battery charger on. Then another three days later, while driving the car, another motorist waves you down to tell you there's a cord dragging along the ground under you car, you take a look under the bonnet and discover that younever disconnected the battery charger.
You know you have ADD when...You know you are tired and you have to wake up tomorow but sleeping is so boring so you end up going in bed at 6 a.m.,wake up at 8 a.m. so tired you wondered how you could get out of the bed.Then in the night, you know you are tired and that you have to wake up tomorow but you just don't feel like sleeping ...
You know you have ADD when...FINDING THIS PAGE IS THE GREATEST BREAKTHROUGH IN MY LIFE. IT'S FRIDAY AFTER 5 O'CLOCK AND I CAN'T GO HOME BECAUSE I'M STILL READING ALL THESE POST.
You know you have ADD when...you have finally figured out that you actually *will* get to sleep if you go to bed and lie quietly in the dark for a few minutes, but you also know that you will never do it because it's boring and "takes forever". So you find that you can get to sleep by reading in bed on your Palm in the dark (using the backlight) because it will turn itself off when you after 3 minutes of inactivity (when you start to drift a bit), and thus the light will not wake you up again. Then you find that it makes perfect sense to say things like "I forgot to go to sleep last night because I didn't download a new story" or "I forgot to go to sleep last night because I was on the laptop instead and the brightness on the color LCD can't be turned down enough". (Thankfully I have finally learned to keep most of these "debugging" remarks to myself and avoid the opinions of non-ADD folks.)
You know you have ADD when...you will walk home from work, but never _to_ work because you can't afford the time-slips. And you still can't quite believe the others who say they don't know what you mean that you'd never get to work on time if you walked. (Of course, the smug ones just point out that you never get to work on time anyway -- but they have no conception of what _true_ lateness can be. ;-)
You know you have ADD when...each time you try to explain something/a story to someone, you list every possible detail and never get around to finish your initial thought/story. Thus, you are too complex and extremely analytical....or maybe that's just me! :)
You know you have ADD when...You buy one of those smaller sleeker mobile phones, only to discover that it's easier to lose it. "Oh, here it is - in my pocket."
You know you have ADD when...even the internet gets boring after a while
You know you have ADD when...after driving through an intersection you realise that you didn't notice what colour the light's were.
You know you have ADD when...you set out to tidy up your desk but, after several hours and many distractions, all you've managed to do is create piles of thing on a nearby piece of furniture.
You know you have ADD when...it takes you two years to mail a thank you note, if you ever get around to it. (6 years later, and I still never send thank you letters for wedding gifts)
You know you have ADD when...You have so much experience with so many different things that you have difficulty relating to the majority of the population. They either assume that you are lying about your skills and/or experience, or they assume that you are crazy and/or irresponsible for trying such a thing.
You know you have ADD when...You equate opening all your bills and the stack of mail that accumulates at your house with pouring alchohol on an open wound.
You know you have ADD when...You'd actually prefer the alchohol in the wound to looking at the bills
You know you have ADD when...you realize you are this site
You know you have ADD when...you go through a red light at a busy intersection (without getting hit!) because it momentarilly had no meaning to you.
You know you have ADD when...you have time lapses
You know you have ADD when...you leave your bank card in the bank machine twice in 5 months becuase it doesn't prompt you to "remove your card" if you've only checked your balance, and your friends are all surprized that you now exactly the rigamorole that you have to go through to get a new bank card, but you've done it so many times...
You know you have ADD when...you were supposed to leave for work 23 minutes ago but you had to finish doing some work.. but that work was all based in the imaginary world of cyberspace and won't pay the bills! Yet there you sit, tinkering away, cause it's better than Real Work....
You know you have ADD when...you read someone else's comment abotu being from Tulsa, Oklahoma and you actualyl ahve to ask yourself if you posted it before you read it, despite knowing you sure didn't post anything like that.... hey tulsa, we should be pals hehe
You know you have ADD when...you realize that you are more like a kitten with creativity than a normal human. You love shiny things, are distracted by moving objects, can turn anything into a toy, burn a lot of energy then get really sleepy and jsut wanna stretch out and nap....
You know you have ADD when...3 months after diagnosis as an adult you are still going, "Oh! oh yah! ok well now That makes a lot more sense." and when you wake up in the morning hearing the first 4 or 5 word phrase that popped into your head repeat over and over and over and over and over and you think for the first time "I have Got to take my adderal before i grind myself to death"
You know you have ADD when...you realize that people are Not actually thinking about 90 percent of what you think they are thinking, its jsut Possible they could be thinking those 23 things you thought they could be thinking about. Really, they are probably just thinking about themselves in some way. They certainly aren't thinking about you! they usually aren't thinking about what you're thinking abotu either, the things You think about cover every color in the spectrum and shhh don't tell people your thoughts because the sheer Number of them makes other peopel think you are paranoid, depressed, jsut plain weird.....
You know you have ADD when...When you keep on msiplacing your keys all the time, you friend always finds it for you and another friend gets you a key holder to place your keys on the wall but then you forget to put the keys on the keyholder and misplace them again.
You know you have ADD when...Reading the last post reminded me that I still need to find my keys. :(
You know you have ADD when...after filling up at a gas station, you get the feeling you have forgotten something, only to realize 2 miles down the road that you have forgotten to pay for the gas.
You know you have ADD when...You know what you're trying to say.... you do... and somehow your mind insists that this should be enough for the person listening to you to understand completely - even if all you've done is inhaled, thought real hard, and said absolutely nothing.. And if they don't understand, you get mad. And then they try to figure out why you're mad and you can't explain that, either. The entire day is a bust and you're now depressed, although two hours later you might not remember why.
You know you have ADD when...You eyes are so red that you look like you're stoned because you've been up so long, and you DESPERATELY need to rest but you just can't. If someone asked you "why?", however, you have no valid answer. All you know for sure is that you just can't go to sleep yet.
You know you have ADD when...You're pretty sure that heaven will consist of "psychadelic" colors and designs.
You know you have ADD when...All of your personal papers, receits, scribbles, Biblical notes, and important papers are all in one big huge box, and you feel SO much better now that it's all organized and you know exactly where everything is....
You know you have ADD when...People online often begin to speak to you as if they've known you for years, and you have NO clue who they are or how they know all of this stuff about you. But it happens so often that you don't bother to ask "do I know you?"
You know you have ADD when...People online seem to know who you are and you have one person who YOU know that is able to fill you in on the past conversation(s) you've had with this... stranger (?)
You know you have ADD when...Dear Tulsa.... I'd give you info about myself, email address etc., but you know as well as I do that either you would forget to write me or I would forget to write you anyway. ;-)
You know you have ADD when...You can listen to another person play computer games on a computer behind you, the crickets outside, the cars on the highway, and while considering the rythms of the crickets, sit in wonder cncerning the effects both immediate and eventual, of a fan and its blades upon the world.
You know you have ADD when...A question such as, "Why did God give males belly buttons" ... "truly" ..... bothers you. Months... years... after the question was first posed.
You know you have ADD when...You fail the following test: In less than fifteen seconds, tell me what you had for your last two meals. ;)
You know you have ADD when...You get lost, stop to ask for directions, and begin to realize the reality of your doom when the two or three people who are trying to answer your question at the same time all give you directions that include, "You just go "east" on this road and then "south" on that road". And you're so embarassed that you have no clue which way north south east or west could possibly be from here, you act as if you know exactly what they're talking about, thank them with a smile, and get in the car and sigh, wondering what the heck to do "now"!
You know you have ADD when...you are on this page when you should be writing a 1000 word essay on ADD in class
You know you have ADD when...You are supposed to take Adderal XR once in the am and once in pm and you take it 3x in am and 4x in pm
You know you have ADD when...you're happy to be on Adderal XR (I'm a different person than above) because when you were supposed to take "regular" Adderall twice daily, and Wellbutrin 3X/day, you'd be lucky to remember your first dose, if any.
You know you have ADD when...You read the "1000 word essay on ADD" post, and then wonder, ONLY 1000 words??? How???
You know you have ADD when...you get irritated that people always talk how addictive Ritalin and Adderall are... and you usually forget to take your meds... sometimes for days. How addictive is that?
You know you have ADD when...You just finished reading this site while simultaneously watching TV , Listening to a CD, and spinning the little top piece of metal on one of those eyeglass screwdrivers and realize that it's 11PM (it was 7PM about 15 minutes ago), and now remember nothing of what you were just doing (but you may remember it a year from now), now where was I? BTW, I was never diagnosed with ADD, and never really considered it until reading this page.
You know you have ADD when...time warp is reality........:(
You know you have ADD when...time warp is reality........:(
You know you have ADD when...you are still in college 11 years after you barely graduated from high school!! (I'm hoping to graduate within 2 more years though!!)
You know you have ADD when...you are still in college 11 years after you barely graduated from high school!! (I'm hoping to graduate within 2 more years though!!)
You know you have ADD when...I just gone to bed and remember something that has to be done very soon. I will not remember to do this tomorrow and i decide to go up again and make a note in notepad on my computer, leave it open so i will see it when i turn on the monitor. Then i see the bill I should have paid 4 days ago and decide to do that, tomorrow. I put it there on the desk so i can see it first thing tomorrow. I wake up next morning, i see the note on the computer and think oh yes i gotta do that, and i see the bill, and think "ok I'll take care of that online after i take a shower". After that I sit down at my computer, check my email and surf around, I have to rush to get to the bus in time, i can't miss this lecture today. I get to the lecture, late as usual, and sit down to catch up and catch my breath. I lose my concentration after a short while. I make a mental note (bad mistake!) to go and print out the schedule after the lecture. I end up reading slashdot before going home. On the bus home I want to look at the schedule I printed out, but I can't, since I never printed it. I get off the bus earlier to get some food. I end up with stuff i didn't plan to buy, and not some of the stuff I did plan to buy. Oh well. After studying for a few hours (it's *really* hard to concntrate on reading!). I'm hungry. Too tired to cook, but I have to. I begin to prepare for doing so when I see that I didn't buy all the food that I wanted to. Ah well, can cook something else, then. I get stuck in front of my computer again, chatting, surfing, and writing software, while listening to music and watching TV at the same time. At 2:00 am I go to bed, but before doing so, I look around the room, it looks like a paper factory exploded. "Can clean up another day," I tell myself, "it's too late now anyway". I go to bed. That is a "normal" day for me. And I haven't been diagnosed for ADD yet (haven't even been to a doctor for checking if that's my problem, even.)
You know you have ADD when...the "typical day" above has been my typical life... and I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 28. It all sounds "normal" to me!
You know you have ADD when...your water is shut off because you forgot to pay the bill and its three days before you make it up to the water company to pay the bill so your water can be turned back on
You know you have ADD when...its the middle of fall semester and you still havent submitted your application for fall fiancial aid because you keep forgetting to mail it
You know you have ADD when...you drive past your house 3 times because you cant remember if you closed the garage door
You know you have ADD when...you actually think more clearly when youre stoned
You know you have ADD when...you always have 2 cigarettes burning at once because you forgot you already lit one
You know you have ADD when...you have several organizers but you have never written a single thing down in any of them. why bother? you'll never remember to look at the organizer to see what you had to do anyway!
You know you have ADD when...you can't remember anyone's phone number---including your own!
You know you have ADD when...you have no idea how old you are or when your birthday is
You know you have ADD when...You've sat and read all these submissions when you should be...I forget... and you've alternately laughed and cried through the entire thing.
You know you have ADD when...you aren't allowed to borrow any more books from the public library unless you pay back the late fees (happened twice for me)
You know you have ADD when...you wake up to go to your lecture, you're not even late, feels good... and when you enter the room you don't recognize anyone, and not the lecturer either. Oops, wrong day :(
You know you have ADD when...You find "to do" lists from 3 or 4 years ago in one of your many boxes of stuff and laugh because 90% of the items on the list are STILL unfinished.
You know you have ADD when...you can never drive to a destination anywhere near your office on your day off because you will inevitably find yourself at your office before realizing it's Saturday, and you weren't driving to your office
You know you have ADD when...you only read the short posts
You know you have ADD when...your family understands it all now that you have the diagnosis, but still have trouble accepting that you can't just "fix it" now that you know what the problem is
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