Just a bit of fun...
"That's not being neurotypical. Everyone's a bit stupid." "You can't be neurotypical. You don't have a job." "What's your special talent?" "But you don't look normal." "Neurotypical people have no imagination... and you're no exception." "I'm being serious. Don't treat everything like a joke." "But you have no sense of humour." "Why aren't you doing it this way?" "But you seem unfriendly enough." "I haven't started speaking yet." "My friend was neurotypical, but he managed to get over it eventually."
"Are you sure you're normal?"
Martian Tom said:"Are you sure you're normal?"
< Laughing >
"I used to get the bus with a normal person, so I can tell you all about it (and who you are)."
"My nephew is Neurotypical - they go to special Neurotypical social groups, and have Neurotypical days out, and even have Neurotypical friends!"
"Yeah, but you're not really normal are you?... like, proper normal?... you're just a little bit normal right?"
"But everyone gets ignorant sometimes."
"There used to be this one lady in work who was Neurotypical... we never spoke to her though."
"Oh yeah, I saw a documentary once, about being normal."
"Well, try not to be too average."
"We just need to find you a nice, Neurotypical boy/girl to settle down with."
"You don't come across as very normal.. you must be very mild."
"Being Neurotypical isn't the end of the earth, you'll still have a normal life."
"You just need to make more of an effort to be different is all..."
Martian Tom said:"I'm being serious. Don't treat everything like a joke."
I'm sure I've said that! Lol! The first one made me laugh out loud and the rest didn't dissapoint. So funny
Yeah, love that one. I'm going to try and remember that one! I can just see it ~ are you sure your autistic? Are you sure you're normal?
Absolutely laughing my head off! Not literally! I love the one about the bus! Classic and the one about the work colleague that no one spoke to. Oh, and I love the one about needing to make an effort. I so should have said that back to my sister when she told me I need to try harder to be normal! Errrrrr, no thanks.
I think that we should all collaborate on a book - along the lines of Alistair Beaton's 'The Little Book of Complete B***ocks' - a send up of the self-help genre, with entries such as
Let urine be the mirror of your soul. Every Monday morning, use a chopstick* to whisk a little of your urine in a white porcelain bowl. If your urine turns frothy, you have a terminal illness and will be dead by the weekend.
* If you have issues around chopsticks, it is better to use a fork.
If you feel anxious, just remember...
you've probably done something wrong to deserve it.
Embrace your anxiety.
Embrace your wrongdoing.
We were joking about this when I lived in Bali. We said we would come up with the most ludicrous thing, put it on a poster and plaster them all over.
I think you guys could make an hilarious little book just on the discussions on this thread. It's made my day and made me laugh.
I like the idea, but maybe a little more anthropological in nature, towards helping our ND mainstream understand the NT two-percenters...
Neurotypical's in the Workplace:
The average Neurotypical will have little understanding that you actually expect him to speak in a literal or factually-accurate manner. To the Neurotypical, his attention will waiver very much inline with the unstructured grabs for validation via their wandering Twitter feeds. And worse, the average Neurotypical will have no understanding that his status is based on concrete, measurable performance, as opposed to appeasement of social hierarchy. Thus, to the mainstream Neurodivergent workforce, the behaviour of their poor Neurotypical colleague will seem disturbed, erratic and unintelligent. In such instances, it is best to placate the poor suffering creature with repeat ego-stroking - soothing them with pointless inanities - and leaving them entranced within a harmless catatonic state whilst they attend to their latest status update. If the Neurotypical should become distraught at all, consent must be obtained from their caregiver to administer a mood-stabiliser, in order to induce a base 'typical' cognitive state.
Chapter 2: 'Neurotypical Mating Rituals - the ultimate guide to erratic practice.'