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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I preferred lockdown

 Post subject: Re: I preferred lockdown
Posted: 27 Jul 2022, 4:15 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 991

I can understand feeling that way. I'm an "essential worker," so I was never locked down. I think I would like working from home, but I have no idea how to get that kind of job. The first few weeks, the store I work at was eerily empty, but there were like a few people who came in and bump...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: My friend pesters me to vote

Posted: 27 Jul 2022, 3:28 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 555

^ I'm glad to see there are other people with similar feelings. I can't stand the hard sell method and the people doing it seem to be unaware (or don't actually care?) that they're repelling me instead of drawing me in. Likewise, I live in a "Blue" state, so at least when it comes to the p...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: My friend pesters me to vote

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 3:36 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 555

And yes totally okay to disagree over :). And I also concur that a person has to want to vote as forcing will just cause disengenuous votes. Thanks :). I see there are extenuating circumstances involved here, so forgive me for being blunt initially. It's just that I can't stand anyone shoving polit...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: My friend pesters me to vote

Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 1:38 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 555

After the "it hurts my heart" bit he started trying to be friendly again. True, that's the only data I have, but I'm going to expect that indicates a compromise may be in the making, even if merely an "agree to disagree" style compromise. I would have liked that, but unfortunate...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: My friend pesters me to vote

Posted: 19 Jul 2022, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 555

Tell your friend to go f**k himself. Sometimes I'd like to. It's a complicated situation. He is my ride home from work at Midnight, as I don't drive. I met him when he was a cab driver, when there were still cabs around here. I also pay him for it, but much less than I would pay for an Uber or Lyft...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: My friend pesters me to vote

Posted: 19 Jul 2022, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 555

I hate politics and I don't vote. I have a friend who keeps pestering me about it. He told me that he doesn't just want me to vote, he wants me to vote specifically for the Democrats. He goes through phases where he leaves me alone about it and then something in the news prompts him to start up agai...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do partisans have no confidence in their own side?

Posted: 25 Jun 2022, 5:32 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 212

Something I've noticed lately: the absolute confidence that partisans have that they are on the correct side is matched only by a total lack of confidence that they'll succeed. (I'm in the U.S., so I'm talking about Democrats and Republicans.) When faced with (what they view as) a crisis, never does...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: did anyone else ever get paranoid about germs growing up

Posted: 23 Jun 2022, 1:00 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 322

In my early 20s, I got paranoid about giving other people germs. Due to severe allergies, I blew my nose all the time and my stepfather made a comment that I was probably giving everyone germs. I worried about it a great deal. I began washing my hands excessively and carrying disinfectant wipes ever...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How long do your 'obsessions' last?

Posted: 25 May 2022, 5:30 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,064

I've been obsessed with Disneyland since I was a child. When I was a teenager, I decided I was completely done with it and moved on to being obsessed with musical theater, but that only lasted a couple years and then I was obsessed with Disneyland AND musical theater. I even have recurring dreams ab...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People who let their kids run around in stores

Posted: 25 May 2022, 5:14 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 3,907

I work at a retail store where customers bring large numbers of children and often allow them to run amok. I think that's one of the reasons our store is always such a mess, making things difficult for us employees. For example, sometimes they pull down the pegs that the shoes hang on and play with ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who hates filling out forms?

Posted: 22 May 2022, 6:24 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 436

My process for filling out forms: 1. Try to follow confusing instructions 2. Hit numerous dead ends 3. Waste hours 4. Feel frustration and despair 5. Give in to overwhelming desire to stop filling out form 6. Accomplish nothing 7. Feel anxiety about innumerable future instances when I will have to f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Employment for autistics. Then and now.

Posted: 01 Apr 2022, 6:36 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,201

I'm 40 and I've had jobs on and off since I was 17. I am male and undiagnosed. My metaphor for my experience with employment is that I looked up at the bottom rung of the career ladder and somebody yelled down, "HEY! What makes you think you're worthy of looking at the bottom rung of our beauti...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Post your LEAST controversial political opinions

Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 3:09 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,743

naturalplastic wrote:
I am in favor of...


Apple pie.



 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you find getting up early extremely difficult?

Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 2:54 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2,448

I find that "not wasting the day" or "getting things done early so I have the rest of the day for myself" is a very common explanation for why people get up early, not just in this thread but among people in general. However, I feel like the idea that the day "starts" i...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The concern with "character growth" in popular fiction

Posted: 31 Mar 2022, 12:58 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,302

Digging up this thread again because of another recent example of this. People on an "Avatar: TLA" group were talking about how good Zuko's redemption arc was (which I agree with) and then somebody said Draco Malfoy in "Harry Potter" didn't get such an arc because Rowling was not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you find getting up early extremely difficult?

Posted: 19 Mar 2022, 8:47 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 2,448

Yes, extremely. My mother is also a Night Owl. I didn't grow up with my biological father, but I'm told he's the same as well. I always had great difficulty going to bed and getting up early for school. I was very happy when I started home-schooling and no longer had to do that. When my stepfather c...
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