I’m First…Or Last?


While at the store yesterday, I got the last four boxes of Chicken Carbonara for Emily. I’m not sure why I got a special kind of satisfaction, but I did. It’s as if the shelf is now absolutely clean – and thus perfect.

Many Aspies tend to like being the first and/or the last at something. For example, I’m significantly more likely to comment on a blog post or Like something on Facebook if I’m the first to do so. And I like to be among the first at an event so i have time to relax and collect my thoughts before most people arrive.

Conversely, if there are, say, five boxes of something on the shelf, even if I was going to get four under those circumstances I would probably buy all five this time.

To be sure, if there weren’t close substitutes nearby, I’d make sure to leave some for others. And if it were a cafeteria or similar setting where if I took them all it would mean someone else goes hungry, I would make sure to only take one.

But if other people aren’t being harmed, I enjoy being on first – or last – whenever possible.
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Jeffrey Deutsch
I have Asperger Syndrome (AS) and give inspirational talks, consult with organizations and train people on how to recognize and work well with people on the spectrum and coach individuals on and off the spectrum.
Jeffrey Deutsch

Jeffrey Deutsch

I have Asperger Syndrome (AS) and give inspirational talks, consult with organizations and train people on how to recognize and work well with people on the spectrum and coach individuals on and off the spectrum.

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