I’ve always tried to use the term “hush” instead of “shut up”. It just seems more polite. The term ‘hush’ is softer, quieter – even when you scream it.
Bryan, on his Facebook page, reminded me this morning that it isn’t personal. It’s Aspergian.
There's only so much socialization a person with Asperger Syndrome can handle in one day.
We all need that one place where we can just 'shut down' - for me, it's at home.
When you speak to your child/adult at home and they appear rude to you in comparison to outside, you are actually interrupting their shut-down.
There's only so much socialization we can take.
Learn the individuals shut-down spot(s) and work from there.
Bryan :) ♥
In parts of Asia and Europe, I’ve been told, it’s polite to belch after a good meal. It is also considered impolite to ‘clean’ your plate. You are supposed to leave a small amount of food so that the host or hostess doesn’t think you are still hungry.
I was raised to consider belching, as well as flatulence, to be extremely rude in public, at the dinner table, in the presence of others. As for leaving food on my plate? No way, Jose! That plate had better be cleaned of every morsel. There are starving children in (fill in the blank).
The Hubster loves to lick his plate clean and let out a gigantic belch of contentment at every meal. It drives me nuts. In my childhood home, we were to sit at the table until everyone was done. Now, we try to finish up and escape before Steve can finish.
I sometimes wonder why I am ‘putting up’ with all of the Aspergers ‘crap’. But then I realize that different habits are just that – different. I try to be patient with Steve because he puts up with me. Believe me, I am no saint.
None of us know what tomorrow will bring. I am just trying to do the best I can today. There are groups around that use the slogan “One day at a time”. We all should keep that in mind no matter what our circumstances.
Meanwhile, it’s almost breakfast time. Excuse me while I prepare to dine and DASH! lol