Friday, 3 December 2010

ADD, Instant Gratification & Gardening

Let me just start off first with my rant of the day… I HAVE ADD AND I FIND IT VERY D I F F I C U L T TO FOLLOW AN INSTRUCTION OR PERFORM A REQUEST IF YOU WON’T GIVE ME THE REASON FOR DOING IT!!! Sommer is nie ‘n rede nie – skilpad het nie vere nie! “Just because”, “Because I asked you”, “Because I SAID so” and “Just do it!” does not WORK for me. I cope with enough distractions without having to figure out WHY I have to do what you asked/instructed/commanded me to do! For FUCK sakes man, is it so HARD to give my just a one liner reason? YOU try to get a day’s work done with Duck Sauce’s “Barbara Streisand” playing loudly in your head for 4 consecutive confounded days. Over and over again – it is the last thing I hear before I go to sleep and the very first thing I hear when I wake up. I hear it when I work, I hear whilst you talk to me (and I need to concentrate because you are in the background) I even here it when I’m in the kakhuis. It is not that I do not WANT to do schtuff, just remember your MOTIVATED wish is my command. I know it is frustrating to always give a reason for everything, but I am TRYING on my end – so do not make it HARDER for me still…

OK, now that we’ve got that out of the way…

3 comments:

SheBee said...

You know, I've never officially been diagnosed with ADD, but I swear to baby jesus I have it.

That said, I fully agree with you. Fokken GIEF ME A REASON!!!!

xxx

Hardspear said...

SheBee. I've suspected as much since I've started reading your blog way back when...

Angel said...

You have all my sympathy Spear. Most companies are quite happy to teach you how to do something, and ensure you do it, but not tell you why or how it will affect your job or others.
As for the music thing, I hear everything all the time and I have a really hard time tuning things out. TV and music is my white noise if I want to concentrate, but in groups, with several conversations going on around me I really battle to focus on one because I can hear all of them!