Living with ADD ADHD, another chapter – – – ADD Tip O the Day 654

Oh, my!

These kinds of things happen to almost everybody sometimes. They just happen to me a lot of the time. A lot of the time.

  1. A friend graciously agreed to read an early draft of the next book.  Early drafts are ugly.

So I emailed it to her.  But I spelled her name wrong in the address.  “Nacny”.  This could happen to anyone, right?

So I corrected it, and sent it again.  “”

Do you see where I’m going with this?

2. I rushed to the County Court House to vote absentee because I can’t make it Nov.3.  But the election clerk’s office was locked and no one answered my knock.  I found someone in a nearby office and they phoned and a nice lady came and led me to the correct office. Could happen to anybody, right?

The nice lady told me the election is not until June.  Could happen to – – –?

I filled out the form requesting the absentee ballot anyway.  Who knows where I might be June?

When I got home, I realized I had put down the wrong zip code. Could happen – – –?

I realized that my little voice had told me that I wasn’t sure about my zip code and I could check it on my driver’s license, but I was in a hurry and I was holding up the nice lady and I ignored it. It wasn’t very loud. Could – – –?

3.  Getting ready for cold weather.  Found 4 pair of long underwear bottoms.  No tops.

4.  I had a great link to post but then I couldn’t find it so I wrote a long thing about that but then I found it. But I’d already written the long thing.

Anyway, here it is –  you really need to watch this.  Give Yourself a Treat Even If It’s Not About ADD ADHD.


1. Double check everything.  This takes a little more time, but not nearly as much as if I don’t.

2. Listen to the little voice.  I just wish it was a little louder and that I didn’t have to keep learning this same lesson over and over.

3. Get my wife to find the long underwear tops.

Note: You can’t make this stuff up!

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Plan ahead. Give God a good laugh.


Bonus Link:

Homey hits another homer – don’t we always plan for more than we can possibly do?



About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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12 Responses to Living with ADD ADHD, another chapter – – – ADD Tip O the Day 654

  1. D K Powell says:

    Hilarious! I know these moments well…


  2. Courtney says:

    Double check everything….and still. I have habitual mantras (“keys, wallet, phone”) and will forget one if I’m going to need it (need to grab ATM cash and forget wallet – after going thru the mantra). Take my dog places and forget his leash (mantra – “dog, leash, bags”). He’s well used my my “pirouette” at the bottom of the stairs…I think of it as giving him exercise as he exuberantly escorts me up and down and up and down to grab forgotten items.

    This quote comes to mind: (there are variations of it online and I can rat-hole to find the accurate one, but I’m letting that go and risk a misquote because I’m rat-holing right now, on this site, and not researching movers and transfer of utilities for a my move in 2 days! 🙂

    “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.”
    ― Albert Einstein

    Might as well embrace them then, right?


  3. Lisa C. says:

    You speak my language!


  4. rammkatze says:

    I totally get it! There is a saying in Portugal that goes something like “The faster you go, the slower you go”
    Just recently I had one of those annoying though funny moments. For two years, I needed a spatula in the kitchen but whenever I thought of it at the supermarket, I was too broke. A few months ago, I searched for something in my basement and found….a cheap spatula! I placed it on top of a box and kept looking for what I was initially searching after. Yes, you guessed right: The spatula then lay on top of a box in the basement and I kept forgetting it. When I finally remembered it last week, I triumphantly picked it up, washed it, and when I opened the drawer to store it…. first thing I noticed was the bright red, expensive silicon spatula that I bought 4 years ago and has been lying there since I moved in, 2 years ago! It still baffles me I wouldn’t notice that bright red object, but it’s typical ADHD: realize you need something, and being so stressed looking for it that you don’t noice it.

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