Take into consideration that a good portion of this is him trying to justify getting something for us. Our son is the same way about rules as doctor is about policy. It exists only when it suits them and is to their advantage.Don't you remember, "But I can't get food from the shelter pantry because it's against the rules. They let J get food, but it was against the rules. I didn't ask because it's against the rules. They'd say no to me, because it's against the rules, even though they bend the rules for other people." Rule, Rules, Rules. How dare they bend their own rules?
Ummm... for most Aspies, they are absolutely fanatical about certain rules. The problem is, it isn't always the rules WE want them to be fanatical about. It may be rules in their own head, things they have "figured out"... and when the world doesn't work that way, they don't get it. When they accept something as a "rule"... they hold to it like crazy glue.Our son is not only NOT fanatical about the rules, he's just the opposite