Autism and Common Sense

Mette Harrison
3 min readSep 28, 2022

I remember when I was fifteen, being asked to vacuum the living room. I got yelled at because I hadn’t done it well enough, and I was told that I had to sometimes move furniture. The next time I vacuumed, I moved all the furniture, including the heavy bookcase. Then I got yelled at again because I had no “common sense” and this was obviously not what had been meant by moving furniture.

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Mette Harrison

Autist, Ironman Worlds triathlete, Writer, Right-Brained