A WOMAN with no understanding of mental disorders has taken to describing anyone different to her as being ‘on the spectrum’.
Donna Sheridan said: “My family and colleagues all say that they just have their idiosyncrasies. But if you ask me, it’s a sign that they’re, you know…
“One of my coworkers buys the same lunch every single day. She says that’s because it’s the best meal deal on offer and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. But when I told her she should bring in leftover dinner from the night before like I do she got a bit grouchy, so I reckon she’s one of ‘them’.
“She’s also a whizz a Sudoku, which is a dead giveaway.”
Colleague Nikki Hollis said: “Whenever you ask Donna what she means she laughs it off and says ‘we all have our moments, don’t we?’, then she starts talking about how she thought she was dyslexic once.”
Sheridan added: “In my experience that makes them feel better.”