Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This week's Autisms is out of the Mouth of Joey.
I can't remember the exact conversation. But I do remember that a clerk had irritated me in a store. Joey heard me mumbling under my breath, and asked what happened.
I said, "This ever so brillant person messed this up and now I have to spend extra time, which I don't have correcting the problem."
He looked at me puzzled, and said "If this person is smart, then why are you mad at them?"
I respond, "Mom is being sarcastic......I am very mad at this unneccessary screwup that is wasting my time. I wasn't really saying the person was smart."
Joey..."You do realize that I don't understand sarcasm. I don't like it. Don't use it."