LOL-OFN-Spring 96


A drawing of a smiley in a washing machineLaughing Out Loud
You know you’re ADD when …

Spring 96

You know you’re ADD when

… when you own 257 socks — and can’t find a mate for any of them. SusanS29

…when you KNOW you own 257 mate-less socks because you actually counted every last one of them!  (then you put them carefully away just in case you find the mates in the wash!) —  mgh

You know you’re ADD when . . .

…you READ the “About LOL” post but you can’t remember what it said -
. . . and you’re not sure which season’s LOL’s you’ve read
.   .   .  so you decide you’d BETTER post one of your own in the comments

just so you can track yourself!

… you drive to work and then take the train home. But you never give the car parked in the company lot another thought till you walk up to your house and notice that the car isn’t in the driveway. (That’s a true personal story. I’ve related it to a few other ADD adults and found I wasn’t the only one who did it.)  :) JimAMS

…You tell your girlfriend you will meet her at O’hare airport and go together to the ADDA conference and she tells you that she is flying into Indianapolis because that’s where you told her the conference was. (She was able to change the tickets. Phew!) Dan751

…you have a teleclass in five minutes (surely you don’t have to set an alarm just to go to the bathroom!), and your dogs come into the bathroom wagging their tails – and in playing with the dogs you decide that they need a quick walk around the block – and while you’re out you might as well stop at the deli and pick up some toilet paper, since you had to use a paper towel because you keep forgetting to get TP – and to congratulate yourself for remembering the toilet paper you go to get some tastee-delite, and run into a friend you haven’t seen in a while – so you decide to take the dogs back so that the two of you can meet for drinks and talk and then walk back into the house to hear, “We missed you tonite. Are you ok?” blaring out over your answering machine (in a voice you recognize as someone you had talked to in the teleclass IMMEDIATELY preceeding the one you missed – about a joint project that you were going to noodle in the missed class)

oops. Good thing I wasn’t teaching it!
Madelyn “every-time-I-don’t-use-my-systems-they-bite- me in the <TOS>” Griffith-Haynie – MGHCoach

…you are standing in front of the refrigerator, door open, and don’t have a clue as to why Ratatat (Becky Booth)

… when you drive past your exit on the Interstate, turn around (after 5 miles) and then drive past it AGAIN! DeborahWR

….when everything is blurry and your eyes are bloodshot and are gonna pop out of your head , its way past your “normal” bedtime so you try to sleep but there is a wrinkle on the pillow that drives you nuts, so you fluff the pillow and then the alram goes off cause you set it wrong, then your mind wont shut up long enough to go to sleep, so you try reading a book and you can’t concentrate on it and end up reading the same 3 lines for half an hour cause your too tired, so you turn on the idiot box and hear about how to make millions in real estate if you spend $395 right now, so you go back to bed but you still cant sleep cause your overtired, so you sign on AOL, come to the ADD msg board and babble along like a fool for a while in an enormously long run on sentence, till you pass out. (Yawn) GSL106 (Greg)

….when you realize every single thing Greg just said was about you, and then you realize how much you LOVE THIS PLACE AND THESE PEOPLE!!! JimAMS

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YOU PLAY TOO: Use the comments section below to add your own favorite ADD oopses to this list.

About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Founder: ADD Coach Training Field; Co-founder: ADD Coaching; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with Executive Functioning struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

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