School assignment aspergers style
He is doing an unit on the current WorkSafe ads. He has chosen the ad with the young girl in the bakery.
The questions are simple.
Who is this ad aimed at?
His answer - "idiots with no common sense"
I re-read the question and tell him the teacher wants reference to gender and age group.
He re-writes his answer- " 18yrs female idiots with no common sense"
Will this ad have an impact on your work practices?
His answer - "no because I'm not an idiot, also I don't have a job in a bakery"
How does this ad get your attention?
His answer- "screaming, blood and the thought of fingers in your bread"
Do you think television advertising is an effective way of reaching the target audience?
His answer - "yes because practically no-one listens to radio these days and you can't show blood on radio, plus if you go into a bakery to buy bread and heard that ad playing in the shop, you probably wouldn't want your bread anymore".
I explain that the teacher is expecting a bit more. He tells me that this is how he operates. Straight to the point. And what's the point in making up sentences to say the same thing three times in a paragraph.
I try to explain that the point would be the teachers have asked for at least 1 paragraph on each point.
He tells me he will place a space between them and 'voila' it's a paragraph albeit a short one.
I am tired.
He knows this.
He says "Don't worry mum, the teachers know how I work. If they want to know more they'll ask me" .