The Nuts and Bolts of Autism
Snapped like a candy cane a grade 8 bolt
and Autism's pain tolerance-strength.
The Nuts and Bolts of Autism-Literally! Related to the shoe post below.
I called my Dad to proclaim I'm "Normal Again" (Humor) he was probably doubting that statement) But, he was not at all shocked to hear NORMAL for me was snapping a grade 8 bolt like it was a candy cane. The bolt pictureed above was being installed on my mom's car and I hadn't worked on a car doing serious work like this in months as it my hip simply hurt too much and when I did work on something the pain was too intense to even let me tighten a bolt too tight. Not Today, after wearing my new raised shoe on my right side my hip has been feeling better and better. I never even realized my hip was swelled but suddenly my clothes perfect again. I do have 12 staples and a patch and a lot of other injuries we never really figured out in the area.
Snapping this bolt was just like old times and autistically it never even felt like it was tight. I had been expecting the hip pain to slow me down but it wasn't there. The mating bolt to this one was checked with a torque wrench and it was beyond 130 ft lbs the limit of my torque wrench. I had to LEARN what 20 foot lbs of torque felt like in order to work on cars-to this day 20 ft lbs feels like it will fall off! I might even call it finger tight. At one time the Pain Tolerance was a big issue in Autism and indeed If it is part of the syndrome this is certainly a grand test for it. I explained the whole test in my book Autism Pre Rain Man Autism.
Rich Shull http://prerainmanautism.blogspot.com