Monthly Archives: July 2008

The Indian and his Ferrari

An Indian man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loanofficer. He tells the loan officer that he is going to India onbusiness for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.The bank officer tells him that the bank will need some form ofsecurity for the loan, so the Indian man hands over the keys of a newFerrari parked on the street in front of the bank. He produces thetitle and everything checks out. The loan officer agrees to accept thecar as collateral for the loan.

The bank’s president and its officers all enjoy a good laugh at theIndian for using a $250,000 Ferrari as collateral against a $5,000loan.An employee of the bank then drives the Ferrari into the bank’sunderground garage and parks it there.

Two weeks later, the Indian returns, repays the $5,000 and theinterest, which comes to $15.41.The loan officer says, “Sir, we are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has workedout very nicely,but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, wechecked you out and found that you are a multi millionaire. Whatpuzzles us is, why would you bother to borrow “$5,000″The Indian replies: “Where else in New York City can I park my car fortwo weeks for only $15.41 and expect it to be there when I return'”

Ah, the mind of the Indian………………!

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Disorganized Work Activated – Attention Deficit Disorder

We are the person in the narration, jumping from one task to another without ever paying attention to anything.

This is how it manifests.

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox, when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left.

My extra check’s are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I’m going to look for my check’s, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over.

I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote.

Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won’t remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:
—-the car isn’t washed,
—-the bills aren’t paid,
—-there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
—-the flowers don’t have enough water,
—-there is still only 1 check in my check book,
—-I can’t find the remote,
—-I can’t find my glasses,
—-and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I’m really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail.