Friends, I have a condition often found in folks of my age. The scientific world is frantically searching for a cure. This is an ailment many of us suffer from and may not as yet have been diagnosed. However, now you may be able to discuss it with your loved ones and try to explain what really happened to you all those times you tried so hard to accomplish something and didn't.

It's called the "BUTFIRST" Syndrome.

It's like when I do decide to do the laundry. I start down the hall and notice the newspaper on the table...

Okay, I'm going to do the laundry... BUTFIRST I'll read the newspaper on the table.

After that, I notice the mail on the table. Okay, I'll just put the newspaper on the recycle stack...BUTFIRST, I'll look through that pile of mail and see if there are any bills to be paid.

Now, where's the checkbook? Oops...There's that empty glass from yesterday on the coffee table. I'm going to look for that checkbook...BUTFIRST, I need to put the glass in the sink.

I head for the kitchen, look out the window, and notice my poor flowers need a drink of water. I put the glass in the sink, and darn it, there's the remote for the TV on the kitchen counter...what's it doing here? I'll just put it away. BUTFIRST, I need to water those plants.

As I head for the door...ACCKT! I stepped on the dog. The dog needs to be fed. Okay, I'll put that remote away and water the plants. BUTFIRST, I need to feed the dog.

At the end of the day:

LAUNDRY is not done,
NEWSPAPERS are still on the floor,
GLASS is still in the sink,
BILLS are unpaid,
CHECKBOOK is still missing,
FLOWERS are wilting,
DOG ate the remote control,

AND when I try to figure out how come nothing got done all day, I'm baffled, because I know I was BUSY ALL DAY!

I realize this condition is serious, and I should get help...BUTFIRST........


If anyone else has suffered from this syndrome (alternately known as menopause mind-fog, dazedandconfused disease, seniormoment malady, uh....hmm, where was I going with this?....oh, yeah) oh PLEASE let me know if you've heard of any known cure. It seems to be progressing rather rapidly and ....oh dear, seems I left the water running in the bathtub and....

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