100 Ways to Annoy Somebody With Asperger's Syndrome

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23 Feb 2011, 10:03 pm

I'll start. Others may contribute.

1. Tell them that everybody has trouble socializing with the intention of reassuring them that they aren't all that different from everyone else.

You obviously do not know what you are talking about and don't understand that being different isn't some horrible, insufferable point of insecurity for us.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:05 pm

2. Tell them you have a list of 100 items but only give them the first item on the list.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:09 pm

yeah very true. I suggest you actually make a list on your first post in order to avoid people getting angry. and also say that suggestions as to list items are welcome.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:11 pm

3. RIGHT after they get done explaining what Asperger's is, ask them what they think you would like to eat at a certain restaurant.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:14 pm

4) After they disclose their unusual issues with socializing, treat them like they just told you they have a disease. "Oh, I'm sorry. This must've been hard for you to share. Thanks for sharing" etc.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:17 pm

5- Ask them "what's wrong?" anytime you come into the room and see them not smiling



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23 Feb 2011, 10:24 pm

6 - Tease them because of their specific interests.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:26 pm

Make knowing facial expressions and eye contact, as though you have something to say, and hint that anyone with a brain would know what message you're sending.

Say, "I went to a training workshop, so I know all about Autism and Asperger's."

Punctuate your sentences by poking at me.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:26 pm

7. Tell them "You can't be AS, you're not like this autistic child I saw in a classroom 10 years ago."



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23 Feb 2011, 10:28 pm

8- Tell them you can't be AS because you talk too much.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:30 pm

9. Start talking at them as if they are losing their hearing.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:36 pm

wavefreak58 wrote:
2. Tell them you have a list of 100 items but only give them the first item on the list.


:lol:

This is the kind of humor I really enjoy about this board so far.

10) Be as loud as possible in public places where people are supposed to be quiet, like libraries and movie theaters.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:48 pm

11) Make plans and keep changing them

12) Keep telling them "couple" and mean more than two

13) Ask them a question and aim for a certain answer you want to hear and then get mad at them when they don't give you that answer

14) When a steam kettle goes off, take a long time to get to it to take it off the burner

15) Watch a sports game and cheer at it really loud

16) Keep trying to look in their eyes

17) Tell them to "Look at me."

18) Get into their special interests and read all about it and memorize facts and then start talking to them about it sharing those facts with them



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23 Feb 2011, 10:58 pm

19. Shout at them when they're having a meltdown. My son's school did this.



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23 Feb 2011, 11:10 pm

League_Girl wrote:
18 ) Get into their special interests and read all about it and memorize facts and then start talking to them about it sharing those facts with them
That would not annoy me in the least. I would be delirious with joy to learn someone had been studying my specific special interest. We could talk about it for hours and hours and it would be fascinating...

19.) Insist that they must love prime numbers because they are autistic, even when they explain to you that primes annoy them.

20.) Say, "Oh, I'm SO sorry," like they just told you their grandmother died.

21.) Prattle on about how they're sure you'll "overcome" your autism and be a perfectly normal person some day.

22.) Talk to whoever they're with, as though they weren't there.

23.) Put their face about two inches from yours to "force you to pay attention" and grab your chin to "pull you into the Real World". Do this after having just eaten garlic for lunch. Complain when they wiggle out of your grasp and bolt for the nearest non-smelly, non-grabby location.


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