As you know I have been on the conference circuit for a number of years. Through those years I have collected some wonderful anecdotes.
I cannot remember the year or the place but it was definitely somewhere in the North of England where a UKUUG (as it was known then) meeting took place. Everything was going very well, the talks were good and the conference was well attended. The organisers had arranged for a buffet lunch so you can well imagine the queue to get to the food. As I was invited and did not pay for my lunch, I thought I should go at the end of the queue, hoping they would leave me some of the beautiful salads and desserts.
I am happily waiting at the back of the room when I felt somebody’s arm around my shoulder. I looked up and saw the organiser who then said:
Look at them all: they all have Asperger’s, you and I Alzheimer’s.
Asperger’s and Alzheimer’s are very serious conditions and no laughing matter but I still cannot stop giggling when I think of this comment.
The next Spring conference will be held in Manchester, March 14th to 16th 2017.