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Doctors have discovered a new disease

SYMPTOMS: Obsession over finding more names, dates, and places. Patient has a blank expression on her face and often seems deaf to others. Has no taste for work of any kind, except for feverishly reading census records and entering data. Has a compulsion to write emails and spends hours sitting at a computer. Swears at the computer if there is no e-mail. Frequents strange places like cemeteries. Patient mumbles to self and has a strange faraway look in her eyes. Has a strange compulsion to gather and scatter old papers all over the house, leaving piles of paper everywhere with strange numbers and names all over them. Occasionally there are outbursts consisting of what resembles a touchdown dance with Homer-like yells of "WOO HOO!!!"
TREATMENT: No known cure. Patient should be given a computer situated in a quiet corner of the house. Given time, the trances will subside. The patient will act normal again unless they drive past a cemetery, at which time the symptoms are apt to reappear beginning with the faraway expression and a u-turn.

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Comment by Wini Caudell on July 23, 2009 at 6:48pm
I like that!!
Comment by Eileen Cogan on July 23, 2009 at 8:06am
I can't claim this one. I snitched it years ago when someone sent it to me. It was actually written before most people were using computers so I adapted it to be more in keeping with the times.
Comment by Jean Gibson on July 23, 2009 at 6:05am
boy is that what ive got Its nice to put a name to it my family think I have gone mad
Comment by Sherry Lynn Frazier on July 23, 2009 at 2:55am
Wow that is great. I think you have found the name of what we are all afflicted with!




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