Inspired by @Writingmachinedude, I feel the need to post about an issue that some autistic and ND people are experiencing in this season. So basically a lot of people have colds and coughs and when they have hacking coughs, it's REALLY LOUD. We cannot help being hypersensitive and have to cover our ears/recoil etc. Some people get offended or annoyed by this, and I get that it might seem rude as you can't help having a cough, but please be mindful in future that many people can't stand the sound of coughing so just apologise lightly and warn them of your condition! We mean well and hope you get better soon! :)
@KawaiiMoon011 That's so unfortunate! Though I'm glad to hear more people's experiences with this :)
This is so true! I was in the store with my mom because I love grocery shopping for some unknown reason, and the lady in front of us in the checkout line was coughing. Not, like, regular coughing, but repetitive, “AHUHUHAU” coughing (and not covering her mouth) so I started to get stressed out because 1. LOUD 2. I’m a germaphobe, so I pulled my hoodie up over my mouth, covered my ears, and rocked. The lady kept glaring at me, so I stared at my shoes.