Taking things literally: when having autism’s actually pretty funny

Again the dear captain shines.
I would say pinned the needle but 😉 he didn’t really use a needle 😄

Autistic, Not Weird

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Provocative title, I know. But we hear so many sad stories about how tragic it is to live with autism or with autistic relatives. It’s time to share some funny stories. Autism’s not all hurt and pain, and I don’t care if Autism Speaks claims otherwise.

Besides, speaking as a man with Asperger’s who pathologically sees other people’s words as literal, I’ve got to be honest. It can be really funny at times.

Here are my top ten examples of autistic people taking others literally. I’ve been personally involved in half of them, and the ‘perpetrator’ of three of them.

Are we ready? Then let’s get this figurative show on the figurative road!

If this picture needs explaining, you haven't seen the film and your autistic son needs to. If this picture needs explaining, you haven’t seen Guardians Of The Galaxy and your autistic son needs to.

  1. The wrong way to order dessert

I was sat in a restaurant, having…

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