Jun 30, 2011

SCADD: A True Story

Guest Writer:  Ruth Morse
The older I get, the more scatterbrained I become. I call this the SCADD phase of life. NO, NO, not SAD [the hearing is also going]. It’s SCADD.
Senior Citizen Attention Deficit Disorder

Things flit and flip through my brain at an alarming rate and many of them scoot out the exit door before finding a place to live inside.

This can lead to embarrassing situations. Like when you are checking out at Dollar General and think your transaction is complete and start to leave, only to have the clerk holler at you to come back, like some shoplifter who is trying to steal toilet paper. Hey, clerk! How many shoplifters actually go through the check out line?

It isn’t just forgetting names, though that is a steadily increasing problem. I joke that, at our age, it takes a committee to put names to faces...... 

SCADD can lead to odd scenarios around the house. The simple job of making coffee can be quite the adventure when dealing with SCADD.
Do you know how many ways there are to mess up making a pot of coffee?

1.You can forget to put the coffee grounds in. Makes for a very anemic cup of joe.
2.You can forget to put the filter in and just dump the grounds into the chamber, nude, so to speak. Makes a royal mess.
3.You can set the delay start to 6:00 pm instead of 6:00 am. Makes for a very disappointing morning.
4.You can fail to put the carafe securely on the base. Makes for a bigger mess than option #2. Coffee will flow across the counter, down the cupboards and on to your toes.
5.You can fail to swing the coffee grounds chamber completely shut. See #4.
6.And my very favorite: You can fail to put the water in. This is especially exciting when you’ve set the pot to come on at 6:00 am, only to wake up at 6:37 to discover that you have no coffee, but you do have a very, very, very hot, very empty carafe.

Hmmm, I think I had one more example, but cannot seem to remember what it was…………..
... uh, I'll get back to you when I remember it.
The Cheap Senior Citizen is a Guest Writer who occasionally shares helpful hints she has learned through her experience.

1 comment:

Midge said...

Sadly I've done all six and I have one to add--------I forget to plug the pot in. 'ain't old age grand.