1. But your autism is only very mild
It’s not the flu virus.
2.Have you ever thought that maybe you just have an anxiety disorder?
Oh, I didn’t realise accountants had medical degrees too!?
3. I don’t see why you need to label yourself, you’re fine as you are
Labels are not a luxury item.
4. But you can make eye contact!
Thanks, i’ve counted out literally each second i’ve had to look into your eyes and feel mine burning in response.
5. You just need to get out there and face your fears!
I can guarantee you that’s not going to work. That’s like telling a non-swimmer just to jump in the deep end and give it a go!
6. So how does it effect you? (Hears answer) Oh, is that all!?
Well that’s not belittling at all!
7. But you socialise fine
Thanks, i’ve only had to diligently watch people my entire life to figure out how to do it and go to the toilet about a hundred times before meeting someone.
8. May you’re just an introvert
Of course, why didn’t the Psychiatrist think of that during my 5 hour assessment!?
9. Are you good with computers and numbers then?
10. Oh I get nervous around people too
No the same my friend, not the same.