Speak Neurotypical Like Wot I Do
This is my (none too serious guide) to ‘speaking neurotypical’. Although it would be nice to live in a world where this guide is not needed, there are some situations where it can be very useful. Some of these suggestions have served me well, particularly when I have been working in an office environment.
After all, what you’re actually trying to do in this situation is to get rid of someone gracefully, so you can go back to thinking your own delicious and fascinating thoughts. It also helps if you blend in so that they don’t organize a witch hunt.
One thing I have noticed, from looking through this table is that it helps to agree with people and make some vague, brief and non-committal comment. This can of course be difficult if your co-worker makes some seriously offensive remark. In this case, I would suggest something delicate and oblique that does not actually compromise your principles and then perhaps start looking for another job.
It’s shorter than I was intending, but I ran out of inspiration – perhaps I’m not as good at this kind of thing as I thought!