The other day one of my good friends posed a question- when you see someone in public who you think has Tourette’s- do you say something?
The first answer that comes to my mind is “are you crazy? Of course not! That’s none of my business!”
But I really want to ask. I really want to know that there’s somebody who understands.
So that poses the question- how do you ask?
“Hi sir, do you have Tourette’s?”
How about “Excuse me, you don’t know me but I KNOW YOU!”
Or this “at what age did you find out you have Tourette’s? Oh, 23? How old are you now? …..oh. 23.”
There’s just no good way to ask. And by this point, I have spent 20 minutes contemplating how to ask, and the person is gone. And I have realized how my desire to find someone who understands does not warrant inserting myself into someone else’s business….right?
But I still really want to ask 😦