So, you've been looking through the lists of aspie traits and you've found one called "taking things literally". You read about it and it says,
'The person may not understand jokes, sarcasm or figures of speech, such as, "It's raining cats and dogs."'
They might look outside for falling animals....
Awwww.... How cute.
So, you ignore it and move on to the next symptom.
My latest post over at Special-ism looks at an example of what taking things literally really means and why it's important to take this issue seriously;
Hop over and read it;
Taking Things Literally; An Issue that Matters
by Gavin Bollard