EatNovember 7, 2012 at 9:11 am | Posted in Humour, People, Society, Threats, Touch, Work | 6 Comments
Tags: asperger, aspergers, aspie, aspies, dining, eating, food, restaurant
Like many aspies, you may prefer to eat alone.
The mere presence of others may dilute (pollute?!) your pleasure in food.
And the onus of communication can turn a meal from treat to chore.
It’s fine to dine solo, but try not to overdo it.
If, for instance, you’re found lunching alone on the concrete fire escape stairs of a busy advertising agency, your reputation for socialising may suffer.
If you’re in business, try to avoid lunch meetings.
Chances are you’ll be so overwrought juggling conflicting tasks that your client or prospect may form a poor impression.
If they insist on meeting for lunch, avoid ‘difficult’ dishes.
Especially beef teriyaki don with long, crisp, slippery vegetables, sticky rice and loads of sauce.
The effort to control your chopsticks and sever mouthfuls while calculating optimal eye contact and tracking the conversation may well result in food on your hands, face, clothes, napkin and table section.
Not a good look.
Especially if you cut yourself shaving.
‘Finger’ foods (e.g. wraps, sandwiches and spring rolls [without sauce]) are a far safer bet.
You could even call these
a recipe for success.