A group of little girls were playing at recess last week when a boy approached and wanted to join them. The girls told him to get lost in no uncertain terms. Apparently, he'd been awful to them earlier, and it was a self-protective move not to include him.
Shortly after, Riley was found leaning against the playground fence, weeping. She didn't understand why her classmates would be so mean. She felt sorry for the boy. She was so heartbroken, she had to be led inside by a school aide. All this about a boy who'd been bugging the crap out of these little girls.
The whole notion of kids on the spectrum not having empathy chaps my ass.
All I'm sayin.'