35 People With Autism Discuss The Strange Things Non-Autistic People Do
24. HIDDEN MESSAGES
“The way they speak. It’s almost like no neurotypical speaks plainly. There’s always another message hidden behind whatever they’re saying. I don’t get why they can’t just fucking say what’s on their mind?
If you’re angry at me, why are you giving me subtle hints instead of flat out saying ‘This makes me angry’
Why do people react weirdly if they ask how your day was and you say it’s pretty shitty?
Why can’t people just say they’re not happy, or they need something, instead of hinting an insinuating it? I just don’t get it.
A lot of people think I’m blunt (and my mother especially always apologizes for me in gatherings saying ‘Oh you know how he is’) but in reality, I’m just saying what I actually think.
What’s the point of the hidden second language?
Also, why do neurotypicals touch each other so much?”
25. SMOKING AND DRINKING
“Asperger’s here, it’s surely just me, but I don’t get people who smoke or drink. What is the point of it, if doing so just adds another risk of something bad happening to you/your health?”
“Arrogance of any kind really gets under my skin so when I meet neurotypical people who feel the need to boast about how great they are because of completely meaningless stuff. It makes me mad and want to tell the person to shut up and get over themselves because they aren’t as special and amazing as they claim.”