Ever notice the similarities between attention and money?
I have neither.
I can’t pay attention. I couldn’t pay attention if it sent me a monthly bill with a little return envelope.
I’m so far in the hole as far as attention is concerned, my attention account has gone to a collection agency.
I get collection calls.
“Hello, can you please pay attention?”
“No, I’m sorry. I have no attention to spare.”
You could say I have a serious deficit of attention. There should be a name for that.