A conversation I had with one of my higher functioning autistic students.
CR: I like your shirt, Mrs. G.
Me: Thank you! I bought it because it looks like a tablecloth.
Me: You know. The fabric. It looks like a fancy tablecloth, like in a restaurant with candles and cloth napkins.
CR: You bought a shirt because it looks like a tablecloth?
Me: Yeah. I know, I'm weird.
CR: That's okay, Mrs. G. I'm weird too.