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USA | Saturday, 15 July 2017 | Views [355]

We are all on the Aspergers spectrum somewhere it's really just a matter of whether our level is noticeable by others or not. 

I for example am often too direct in my speech and not the best socially and that helps me relate to my man who is further up the spectrum than I am. Travel eases our issues majorly. Strangers give you the benefit of a doubt . They have no prequel to judge you against. They are only going to have to suffer you for a short period so both parties can relax and be themselves. If a faux pas is made none need dwell on it as you will likely never meet again so it will become another slight regret, niggling memory, or funny story. For example :

We just flew from New Zealand to Chicago. Hours and hours in the air. Mid flight on the longest leg my man needed to take his prosthesis off (right leg below knee amputee) . We were in a row of three seats with him being sandwiched between myself and a lovely female Houstonite. I felt my man moving about on his seat, my hand was in his lap under his blanket, when I realised I could feel his undies! Ok! Calm voice. What's up? 

Very practically my man is solving his painful issue by removing it's source. As he is wearing jeans that cannot be pulled up to access his prosthesis he has removed them and said leg. Airplane blankets are not large and credit must be given to the young lady Houstonite who bravely continued to be glued to her tv screen while the male stranger 2 inches (we are in America) away disrobed then continued to sit, albeit mostly covered by a thin blanket, in his budgie smugglers. 

Nothing can change this situation when you in the middle of it so one must relax, ensure that no one else is panicky, weigh the options and carry on. Clearly we hadn't thought ahead. We will be more prepared going forward. 

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