It’s been several months since I’ve started this blog and I have just received my first real hate mail.
In fact it’s a comment I received on an earlier post, and after studying it more carefully, I must say that I think the writer may have been trying to be helpful — although in a salty, “tough-love” way.
If you’re interested, you can see the original comment starting here, followed immediately with my relatively thoughtless defensive retort, which I hope to improve upon in subsequent parts to this post (Part 2, 3, etc., if necessary), after I’ve had a chance to think it through properly.
Although I probably won’t re-post every comment of its genre, since this is the first such a one, I feel it’s appropriate to do so now. I hope you will share your own thoughts on it in a comment below, whether you agree or not.
Here is the original text re-posted in its entirety:
You know, once is just life, twice isn’t really a coincidence. What happens when you’re fired a third time?
That’s a YOU problem.
Actually your problem isn’t the autism. Your problem is using your autism as an excuse to break rules you don’t like. You bludgeon the reader with your autism, as if that’s the reason for everything that happens to you.
You claim to be very aware of your limitations due to your diagnosis, yet REFUSE to adjust your actions with it in mind.
I have a niece that has Celiac’s. She doesn’t go around eating gluten and complaining that the restaurant tried to ‘gang rape’ her. She learned not to eat gluten.
You, on the other hand, is [sic] obviously unwilling to adjust and wish to use your autism as a weapon to get your way. That’s just being a victim, not a survivor.
This blog, and every post on it, is just you avoiding the fact that you are using your autism as an excuse to play the victim. By your own admission you broke into a building then claim toy [sic] shouldn’t have been arrested because you didn’t do anything criminal.
I feel bad for everyone that crosses your path. Your autism isn’t what got you fired. Your refusal to act like an adult is.
Complaining about a manager ‘hijacking’ a meeting is beyond childish. Emailing everyone on the o-chart about it is ridiculous. Many a meeting gets hijacked. It happens.
Instead of blowing it off, you made it a crusade because of your autism. That’s middle school actions, not adult.
I’d really see a mental health professional. Your blog exhibits classic paranoiac/psychotic signs. Justifying breaking the law is also a sign of mental illness.
Your problem isn’t met life [sic] or who fired you next.
Continue with A Me Problem: My First Real Hate Mail, Part 2