You are in the middle of having a meltdown when suddenly

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A ravenous beat bursts into the room! How do you respond to this?
I snap out of it to run and live to meltdown another day. 37%  37%  [ 19 ]
I continue to have my meltdown... As I run out the door! 14%  14%  [ 7 ]
I'm having a meltdown and don't even notice the bear eating me. 14%  14%  [ 7 ]
I don't know what I would do, as this has never happened to me before. 35%  35%  [ 18 ]
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07 Dec 2012, 5:29 am

I would forget every problem I ever had in that moment as I ran for my life. And that's a BEAR, not a beat. Thanks spellcheck!


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07 Dec 2012, 5:59 am

I ask Yogi-Bear if there are any Aspie bears :roll:


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07 Dec 2012, 6:03 am

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07 Dec 2012, 6:18 am

I literally laughed out loud; to simply type lol would not do that justice.


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07 Dec 2012, 7:55 am

Who_Am_I wrote:
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^ THIS. Made my day. :sunny:



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07 Dec 2012, 9:23 am

I waited for more RPG-like choices. :P

Chose the bear.


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07 Dec 2012, 9:55 am

You wrote ''beat'' instead of ''bear'' in the poll question.

If a bear came into the room right when I was having one of my moments, I would probably stop right away, because something unusual and interesting is happening. I don't know what I'd actually do (be frightened I suppose), but the meltdown/outburst emotion would suddenly fizzle out.


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07 Dec 2012, 10:15 am

He means Beast, not bear.

A beat snaps me out of it instantaneously.

A bear...not sure.


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07 Dec 2012, 10:45 am

Joe90 wrote:
You wrote ''beat'' instead of ''bear'' in the poll question.

If a bear came into the room right when I was having one of my moments, I would probably stop right away, because something unusual and interesting is happening. I don't know what I'd actually do (be frightened I suppose), but the meltdown/outburst emotion would suddenly fizzle out.


Me too.



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07 Dec 2012, 10:48 am

I don't know about the rest of you, but I pictured a ravenous BEET hahaha!



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07 Dec 2012, 11:01 am

this is one of the situations that require instant solving, so i will snap out of the meltdown indeed.
i can hold back meltdowns untill it is safe to let go anyway, so snapping out of one wont be that much different; i wont meltdown as long as there is somethign more important around



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08 Dec 2012, 1:19 pm

Meltdown: I'd continue to meltdown as I ran out the door. I definitely know that's how my meltdowns work.

Shutdown: For this I have to say I don't know because its never happened, but when I'm in shutdown is much more dangerous for me than when I'm in meltdown. Someone can punch me when I'm in shutdown and I won't react in any way, if its a bad enough shutdown.



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08 Dec 2012, 1:24 pm

I thought you meant some kind of music, by the beat.

Bear would wake me up.

That is the same like being drunk and seeing a bear,
you are sober in no time.



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08 Dec 2012, 3:31 pm

I'd try to kill the bear for interrupting my meltdown.



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08 Dec 2012, 4:27 pm

Well, it would have to be quite a large koala bear.


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08 Dec 2012, 6:45 pm

The bear is likely to be intimidated by an autistic person having a meltdown. He will most likely back slowly out of the room and find a trash can to raid instead.

As for me--well, if this is one of the worse ones, I'm probably not going to be able to recognize the bear as a threat. Actually, I might not recognize the bear as a bear. More a blob of color in front of my eyes, making annoying sounds and adding to my overload.

That last answer is just classic. An autistic person is quite likely to not know what they would do in such an unfamiliar situation. We are concrete thinkers, after all. "Well, I've never been attacked by a bear before..."


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