The Best Revenge

Sometimes the best revenge you can have against someone trying to embarrass you is to to make them feel stupid.  During the work week my normal routine is to get on the train, take my regular seat next to my commuter friends and fall asleep as I usually do every morning.  On Friday it was business as usual until I jumped out of my skin when the door slammed shut after the conductor left the car. I took a quick look around me only to notice that the gentleman in front of mstarted hysterical laughing and told his partner loud enough so I could hear “What the hell is with that lady? Did you see that?  I can’t believe she reacted that way” Now of course being the type of person I am I was not going to let him get away with this inappropriate behavior and figured it was the perfect time to put the spotlight on him for his lack of humanity. I politely answered what the hell is with me is that I have Autism and I do not always have the ability to control how I react to certain situations such as unpredictable noises like the one that just occurred.  Also I know you think this is hilarious but really your just pure evil for thinking that having a disability is  something that a person has a choice to make.  Needless to say he turned whiter than the ghost of Christmas past and promptly apologized after he got up with his partner to move into another section. Basically the point of my story is that you should never feel bad for things that are out of your control and if someone has an issue with that then the real problem just might be with them. 
 
Thank you for reading!

Autistic Female 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan ODaly
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 05:09:12

    Gentleman? I think not!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Contrary Canary
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 06:25:14

    You were perfectly correct in politely answering his question about “why” you reacted the way you did, even though it’s really none of his business. But I think you went too far in accusing him of being “pure evil.” That makes you come across as trying to “shame” him for not knowing that you’re “special.” How could he have known your condition?? Do you wear a sign or something? It seems a bit unfair to me to punish this guy so harshly, and attempting to shame him is almost as bad as him laughing and pointing at you!

    I love reading your blog by they way. Keep up the good work!

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