Thursday, 18 April 2013

Behold the POWER!!!!

Man to man is so unjust, children:
Ya don't know who to trust.
Your worst enemy could be your best friend,
And your best friend your worst enemy.
Some will eat and drink with you,
Then behind them su-su 'pon you.
Only your friend know your secrets,
So only he could reveal it.
And who the cap fit, let them wear it!

Today was one of those days that I wonder why I got up at all. By afternoon I was totally burning brain cells by the million. It all begun with a letter that arrived in the office concerning an ancient incident and no one was there to handle the issue. After spending almost an hour searching for the previous correspondences, of which were mysteriously missing, the next thing a technical issue arose that had to be sorted out (by yours truly – naturally). During all this hullabaloo, I suddenly got an insight that lead me to this conclusion.

A lot of people have somehow misconstrued that the fact that ADD/ADHD has a component of forgetfulness, they will lay blame on me with the assumption that i have forgotten what happened a week, month, year or decades ago. The truth of the matter is I may not remember some stuff, not everything.

For a long time I used to use the phrase “selective amnesia” for my condition before I knew about ADD. To give you an idea of what its like take the following example: Over the course of your day to day life, you will purchase items of which the value of each is different, most or all your purchases will entail getting a receipt. I’m sure that if you were to be asked to avail the receipt for an item whose value depreciated soon after e.g. a cold soda bought on a hot day, you won’t have it. As opposed to that of an article of clothing or furniture that you got a month or year ago.

Ergo, in my case, I may not remember the name of a friend, colleague, incident or anything else for that matter, that I encountered but of which the importance (or time span, or experience) was short-lived, from my personal point of view as of then. (Note the emphasis!) Hence, what you may consider forgotten may (or may not) be.

In conclusion, all I ask of you is avoid making assumptions because sooner or later you may turn out to look like a fool ( or in extreme, an ass) all in your endeavor to make me the scapegoat.

Have an embarrassment free week-end!

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