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Yesterday I was in the middle of an all day crying session, but I really really needed to get my niece a gift for her birthday. With no other option but to leave my apartment, I went to Build-A-Bear in a full on cry mode and I am SO happy I did. I built the perfect nurse-firefighter bear AND all the employees completely ignored the fact that I was crying during the whole building process. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated that. My tears were never addressed! Even as I handed my soggy signed credit card receipt to the cashier, it was only returned with a smile and a ‘Have a nice day’! If you want to be treated like a real person despite your overflowing tears - go here immediately!!
Tumblr’s “Recommended Blogs” feature is becoming disturbingly skilled at intuiting my sensibilities and now I think maybe I have to marry it.
Strongly prefer the autistic cashier at my local supermarket b/c I feel like she judges my purchases least THIS IS NO WAY AN JUDGEMENT OF ALL AUTISTIC PERSONS it is a merely an opinion regarding my own grocery shopping experience—an experience of which we are all entitled our own opinion.
— John Hodgman, spoken in disturbingly portentous context on The Judge John Hodgman Postcast, c. August 31, 2011