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I heard by more than one person last week that I’m “a little mean.” Therefore, I thought I’d soften my approach with an exciting new topic: Adult ADD/ADHD. 🙂 I was diagnosed with this many years ago (shock)…. I can explain it all; however. Personally, I think the label is over-used. Let’s check out the so-called symptoms:

Short Attention Span: It’s just that I don’t care what you are saying but I really like your green shirt.
Distractibility: Thought it might inspire you if I start eating walnuts, texting and coloring tulips while you are saying whatever.
Restlessness: The pitch of your voice makes me uneasy. Just lip the words.
Trouble following proper procedures: I don’t believe in following other’s procedures so not sure why this is a sign of ADD.
Avoids Group Activities: I attended the company Christmas party.
Verbally Abusive to Others: I only attack you when you screw up but I always apologize!
Zoning Out: It’s called meditation and is supposed to fade facial lines.
Impulsive: The bigger issue is YOU and your “routine.” That’s disturbing.
Chronic Problems with Self Esteem: You do like me, right? I mean…you are reading my blog but why didn’t you make a comment or “like” on FB?
Mind goes blank: What?
Short Fuse: You say you need clarification on my email? That pisses me off.
Tendency toward addictions: One out of twelve isn’t bad.

You should seek the advice of a trained idiot if you have any of the above symptoms. The college does not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the content of the blog nor endorse the ranting of Ms. Knox. Furthermore, the content does not reflect the opinions or views of the ownership of the college.


  1. Angela Perry on October 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Your blog always entertains me. Thank you for that 🙂

  2. Vicki on October 7, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Love your blogs! Hope you’re planning on a book!

  3. Sara on October 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love it!

  4. Ronnie on October 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Is there a condition in which you think you have multiple conditions, and then likes to talk about it? Of course, for this condition you must also be skeptical of the medical big business, which inherently means that treatment for the condition must come in the form of legumes, herbs and enemas. Maybe this can be the topic for the next week. 😉 I’m totally kidding, I love you!

  5. Anne on October 8, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Love that disclaimer!

  6. Allison on October 8, 2010 at 6:31 am

    LOL!! That’s so funny! I think I might possibly have some of those 🙂 But I don’t like labels..lol.

  7. Posey on October 8, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Teresa…you also need to be aware of this fact as well: A person with ADD/ADHD is six times more likely to have another psychiatric or learning disorder than most other people. ADD/ADHD usually overlaps with other disorders.

  8. Tom on October 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    But you ARE the owner of the College.

  9. Paula on October 9, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    I agree that it is over-used but I have realized once you reach adult hood and you are aware that you have ADD/ADHD and understand what it is, you can control it more so than when you were a kid. This is what Sally tells me anyway. We all have our moments so maybe there’s a little ADD/ADHD in all of us. Love reading your blog and yes I do like you even with your disorder! LOL

  10. David on January 29, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I also have been diagnosed with ADD. The same traits that makes most entrepreneurs successful tend to coincide with those of ADD. I’m sorry to see you won’t be posting any more blogs, as I just found this great entry.

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