Saturday, 20 September 2014

The sound of a carrot

An aspie friend phones me whilst I’m cooking dinner.  I set the phone down in my kitchen and put it on speaker phone.  I make dinner whilst chatting (hey, I'm multi-tasking!).  

My friend not only figures out that I’m cooking, but identifies the vegetable is carrots (by the sound of the chop) and also when my stir fry is ready to eat (by the sizzle)!  He tells me that carrots have a particular sound being chopped, which is different to onions, parsnips etc.   

He advises me to sharpen my knife as it is obvious I’m putting too much force into the chopping.

Some conversations could only be had between aspies!

The perils of dressing correctly

Friend: "I'm getting confused because Debi has different clothing standards than my support worker, and I don't like two bits of different information. Is it just the case that Debi is a scruff-bag and I should ignore her?". 

Support worker: "Yes."

Art critique class

At work:

Me:  "Can I sit in on an art critique class?" 

My boss:  "Yes, that would be fine, but you would probably find it hilarious the nuances that we read into what a photograph is intending to express, and I'd have to ask you to be very quiet at the back and try not to talk too much or burst out laughing".