Peter - Interview 50
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Peter lives on his own and works as a kitchen assistant. Ethnic background/nationality: White Scottish.
Brief outline:Peter, aged 33, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome three years ago. He is seeing a psychologist regularly which helps him with depression and he is finding life is getting easier over time.
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Because that is another thing, if something breaks or something, say in the house or at work or something. I am scared to tell people, because I feel like they will blame me, even though if it is an accident... Even now, I am still a bit, when something has happened like the cold tap in work came off in my hand. And I put it back on but I never told anyone. And another guy I work with said to the chef, “Oh the cold tap is broken. It came off in my hand.” And she went, “Aye, no problem. I will just get someone in to fix it.” But I was scared that she would say, “This is your fault.” ...So those are my biggest concerns still about…
I just feel like, you know what. I know within myself, I don’t care what anybody else says. I thought when I was younger I cared a lot what people thought and now I am like, I don’t care what anyone says, I know within myself I am not stupid. I know there is something within my brain is not connecting. Like them. But it doesn’t mean just because I can’t do something they can do, doesn’t make me stupid. It is none of their business anyway. So… And if I do feel embarrassed I just ask to speak to the boss outside and say what I need to say to him. And he is like, “Ah don’t worry about it.” If I do. But I haven’t done that for the last couple of years. So…
Did you not think when you were in class that some of the other people didn’t know the answer too?
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