Having Tourettes means I’m sensitive to certain sounds. Some noises are uncomfortable for me to hear and make me overreact. There are others that I find really exciting, which make my tics go wild.
One such noise is the sound of people rolling their ‘r’s! I’ve written about this a few times before. Recently Leftwing Idiot sent me a video of an advert featuring American rapper Cardi B. He urged me to watch it somewhere safe, and told me to make sure my support worker was on hand. This is why.
I got very over excited, and ever since I’ve been involuntarily attempting to replicate the sound. Earlier today to everyone’s surprise, I managed it.
It took me quite a while to calm down.
At the moment, though, it seems to have been a fluke – I’m struggling to replicate my achievement.
But practice makes perfect, and my tics are definitely putting in the practice.
Soon I’ll be rolling with more than just wheels.