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26 March 2018 @ 07:55 am
Learning to speak Neurotypical
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on March 27th, 2018 12:40 am (UTC)
No. This dude is claiming that his autism is a valid excuse for persisting in behavior that he knows is considered rude, because he's been told so "thousands of times". It's not; it's a totally bogus excuse.

I blame his mother, for ever letting him get away with shouting "WHAT?" at her in the first place, rather than coming to her when called. Apparently he's spent his entire life thinking other people should accommodate his convenience and preferences, and overlook his rudeness on the grounds of his Tragic Disability.

Y'know, I had a student like that, and being just as autistic as him, I cut him NO slack for that sort of entitled bullshit. If a person is capable of mounting an eloquent argument for disability accommodation, he is capable of learning and using basic etiquette. If he's not willing to do so, on the grounds that expecting him to have manners infringes on his right to do whatever he wants, he deserves the reception that attitude will get him.