For those of you who spend a lot of time on the internet (and let’s face it, a lot of us with ADHD do), you may have seen something called the “What I Do” meme. It’s basically an image, usually two rows of three columns with pictures depicting things like, “What my mom thinks I do,” and “What society thinks I do,” finally ending with “What I really do.”
Here is an example of one I found for writers:
As you can see, the whole thing is a joke that pokes fun at both the perceptions of someone as well as actually poking fun at the person the meme is about. There are thousands of these things out there about just about any topic or profession you can think of. Ironically, a significant number of them show Moms thinking that the person in question hangs out getting drunk. I’m not sure what that says about many professions and hobbies, or what it says about mothers, but that is not our topic for the day.
Someone sent me a What I Do – ADHD one of these. Now, before anyone goes crazy about how attention deficit disorder and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is no laughing matter, let me remind you that
a) I have ADHD
b) laughter is the best medicine
c) it’s a JOKE!
So, without further ado, the What I Do ADD Joke Meme:
By the way, I think this could be funny without using the cliche of getting lost in the middle of doing something. ADD isn’t really always like that, of course. Still there is some comedy gold in ADD and ADHD if you are willing to remember that your life is not only as full and rich as everyone else’s, it can also be just as funny as well 🙂
That being said, when I get some free time, I think I’ll punch out a few of these that are maybe just as funny, while being a bit cleverer.
- Do I “Wiki-Meet” Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD? (psychologytoday.com)