Re: CHAT: R: Re: OT CHAT: Asperger's syndrome
|From:||nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 24, 2000, 1:41|
Nik Taylor wrote:
> Mangiat wrote:
> > but now I'm an average reserved boy.
> Boy? Oops, I'd been assuming Luca was a feminine name. I'm embarrassed
> now. :-/
And about a year ago, *I* was assuming Nik was a feminine name. But I
> > I had this passion for pair numbers when I was a little boy. I remember me
> > counting the steps from my house to my elementary school. Yet I remember i
> > always had to put the right foot before the left one when i entered a new
> > hall.
> I still have a tendency, when walking on a sidewalk, to want to
> alternate between crossing the crack with my right foot and crossing it
> with my left foot. Not so much now, but when I was younger it was
> practically essential.
I have a definite obsession with even numbers, and pairs. If I step on
a crack with my left foot, I have to step on another with my right foot,
in exactly the same way. Everything has to be even, in a symmetrical
sort of way. Like if I scratch my right arm, I scratch my left arm too
in the same place -- this isn't as bad now as it used to be, but it
still happens. But I have lots of other OCD-ish symptoms too, so it's
not very surprising.
AIM sn: iiiieeeee