Sunday, 23 June 2013

Entry 7

Entry 7

The truth should be worded carefully.

Dear Internet,


I'm still not entirely sure how this one works or what it really means. The truth is just, well, the truth, is it not? If anyone could enlighten me, it would be much appreciated. This happened several months back when we were discussing a member of our group and how she was being a huge pain in arse and how we should break it to her. My suggestion was to just tell her, but apparently "the truth should be worded carefully".This, of course, was followed by many mutters of agreement and so I just stopped talking.

Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on what view you hold - being blunt is just one of those things we aspies do. We can't help it. A lot of people appreciate honesty and we may occasionally get thanked for being truthful, but as ever there are people who are unable to handle said truth. Often our words are interpreted as cold, insensitive or intentionally rude. It's just one of those things that shouldn't happen but does.

From Sarah.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Entry 6

Entry 6

Others may not appreciate their belongings being ordered chronologically, alphabetically, thematically, by a colour-coded system or otherwise.

Dear Internet,


Personally, I don't understand this one. Why not? I'm only trying to help. Who in their right mind doesn't like having their possessions in an order that makes their stuff easily found and accessible? It makes absolutely no sense to me so I'm sorry if I rearrange your bookcase or CD/DVD collection, but I swear I am genuinely trying to help you. As well as the fact that unordered belongings make me feel incredibly uncomfortable.

But looking at it from the flip side, I get very unsettled when someone tries to rearrange my stuff when I have it in a specific order, so I suppose it makes sense that others may not like their stuff being reordered. Of course, there are people who don't mind it or actually welcome it. However, seeing as I can never read people and will never be able the two apart, I'm not even sure why I made that point. Eesh.

From Sarah.