I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.
As I head towards the car, I notice mail in the letter-box.
I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.
I put my car keys on the table, and decide to throw the junk mail in the recycling bin.
I realise that the kitchen bin needs emptying too, so I put the mail back on the table and take out the rubbish first.
But then I think, since I'm going to be going to the bin, I may as well empty the paper bin near my desk, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.
COFFEE! I grab the cup, but the coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup.
As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the bench catches my eye – the flowers need water.
I put the coffee on the bench and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.
I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.
I put the glasses back down on the bench, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.
I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.
So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.
Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day:
Ø The car isn't washed.
Ø The bin isn't emptied.
Ø There is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the bench.
Ø The flowers don't have enough water.
Ø The paper bin at my desk is overflowing.
Ø I can't find the remote.
Ø I can't find my glasses.
Ø And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired.
I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll just write up a blog post....
PS I'm cheating a little today. This came from an e-mail and I thought it was so funny, I wanted to share. Because I just KNOW some of my readers will relate!