WrongPlanet.net
WP Members: > 80,000



Aspie Affection

New Today: 4
New Yesterday: 13

talking while eating
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> General Autism Discussion     
LipstickKiller
Velociraptor
Velociraptor


Joined: Apr 02, 2009
Posts: 457

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:37 am    Post subject: talking while eating Reply with quote

My psychologist mentioned that some people with AS can't carry a conversation and eat at the same time. That made me laugh. I never finish my meals if people are talking. I forget to eat if I'm focusing on talking. Just didn't realize this was an AS thing, I just thought it was me (again). Anyone else forget the food if you're talking? Or maybe you're just completely quiet when you eat?

I always thought my simultaneous capacity was good. It's not. I never do several things at once, I just flop between them, lose focus and forget what I was doing. Maybe I'm a bit ADD too, or is that covered by AS as well?

Tangent again. This is how my conversations go to mind you. I'm always going on tangents, associating too much... Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Fiz
The Outspoken
Forum Moderator


Joined: Jan 30, 2006
Posts: 1929
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't talk and eat at the same time either. If I am required to talk, I will stop eating and carry on again once I'm finished. I cannot abide people who eat and talk at the same time anyway, because if their mouth is really full of food, I can't understand what they are saying, plus it doesn't look nice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MajorTom
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse


Joined: Sep 03, 2009
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually just eat my food quickly and then try to join in with the conversation. For some reason I always get annoyed by conversations while I'm eating. I like to drift off into my own world. Oh, reading that has made me extremely hungry.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Willard
Graphic Autist
Phoenix


Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 6030

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...

Last edited by Willard on Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:57 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cosmiccat
Escapee - Fugitive - Drifter
Supporting Member


Joined: Apr 06, 2007
Posts: 2797

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy table talk, dinner conversation. It's fun to share a meal and discuss the events of the day. Breakfast is another story. I'm not too chatty in the morning and don't like to have my peace of mind ripped away by the TV or other people. If someone tries to start up a conversation with me first thing in the morning before or while I'm having my coffee I brush them off and escape to somewhere private.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
persian85033
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Jul 02, 2009
Age: 27
Posts: 1819
Location: Phoenix

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't eat and talk at the same time. I have to choose. I can't even walk and talk at the same time. Kind of. If I try to have a conversation with someone while I'm walking, I can't pay attention to where I'm going, and I fall sometimes. If I'm talking to someone else, I have to give them my attention to carry on the conversation.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
AnonymousAnonymous
Is Not A Science Experiment
Phoenix


Joined: Nov 24, 2006
Age: 24
Posts: 28205
Location: Portland, Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't like it when people talk with their mouths full...it's disgusting.

And...it annoys me when people make gross sounds while eating.
_________________
Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
howzat
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Age: 28
Posts: 1892
Location: Hornsey North London

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't really eat and talk at the same time so what i normally do is eat my food first then join in a conversation.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
LipstickKiller
Velociraptor
Velociraptor


Joined: Apr 02, 2009
Posts: 457

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't mean talking while your mouth is full, but I mean I can't eat as long as I'm involved in conversation. Normally people will eat and listen and then talk. I listen and talk, or I eat and don't. Since I like talking over a table I often don't eat until other people stop talking and I have nothing to add myself. I'm often the last one to finish.

Did I over-explain?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CockneyRebel
Mick Avory, Sensitive brown-eyed Sweet Pea
Phoenix


Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 91002
Location: In a quiet and peaceful garden, where gentle Mick Avory-like Sweet Peas grow.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that it's very hard for me to eat and talk at the same time. I can only do one thing at a time, and I have to ask people to let me eat my meal, before they start to talk to me.
_________________
The darling, unworldly Mick Avory with hands like shovels, who wouldn't dare choose to hurt a soul: I'm the cuddly, adorable Kink. Sweet Peas: http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j37/Cocknee/Kinks/Sweet%20Pea%20Smileys/ Blog: http://ramblingsofasuccessfula
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Michhsta
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Dec 14, 2009
Age: 40
Posts: 501
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot eat and talk at the same time........and I cannot have others eating and talking around me. Eating requires thought and concentration for me and I am easily put off.......I cannot have musc while eating or have the TV at normal volume. Things must be still and quiet for me to eat. But not too quiet so as to hear others masticating their food. That also really puts me off!

I have unfortunately at times removed myself from the table whilst eating with my family due to the fact that sometimes my son and partner find dinner time an excellent opportunity to air their grievances. Mad

I also take the phone out of the wall when eating.

I get what you mean.

Mics
_________________
Jimmy cracked corn, and I don't care.
http://thedemonrun.wordpress.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dddhgg
Master of the Planet's Musick
Phoenix


Joined: Dec 07, 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 1108
Location: The broom closet on the 13th floor

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in table talk that my meal is still untouched and getting cold while the other person's just finished theirs.
_________________
Dabey müssen wir nichts seyn, sondern alles werden wollen, und besonders nicht öffter stille stehen und ruhen, als die Nothdurfft eines müden Geistes und Körpers erfordert. - Goethe
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
M_p_furo
Deinonychus
Deinonychus


Joined: Oct 23, 2009
Age: 35
Posts: 358

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't eat and talk at the same time either. I always figured that it was due to my inability to multitask. I can't talk and walk, talk and drive or do any two activities at the same time. LOL! When I do an activity, my full attention is on that, and only that activity.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pensieve
President of Gallifrey
Phoenix


Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Age: 28
Posts: 8259
Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find people who talk while eating repulsive. I just eat my meal then talk. And to those that talk while food is in their mouth I will go to my room until they stop eating.
_________________
A place where people who get denied treatment for mental health issues can tell their story- http://diagnosiswithheld.wordpress.com/
My personal blog - http://helptheywantmetosocialise.wordpress.com/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Michael_Stuart
Phoenix
Phoenix


Joined: Jul 05, 2008
Posts: 557

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get anything done while talking. I'm not sure if I can't, I just don't. While with some effort I could probably do most things while talking, I wonder how you're supposed to talk and be eating at the same time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wrong Planet Autism Forum Index -> General Autism Discussion   

 
Read more Articles on Wrong Planet



Wrong Planet is a Registered Trademark.
Copyright 2004-2014, Wrong Planet, LLC and Alex Plank. Alex does public speaking for Autism.

Advertise on Wrong Planet

Alex Hotchalk / Glam 

Alex Plank  Aspie Affection 

Terms of Service - You must read this as a user of Wrong Planet | Privacy Policy

Subscribe: RSS Feed  Wrong Planet News  Wrong Planet Forums




fine art