Peff (peffkitten) wrote in autismoinspace,

A Literal Turn of Phrase

My dad works for a company based in Newcastle (where I live) so he comes up for meetings and sometimes we meet for lunch. Because he lives a few hundred miles away it would be a nightmare to drive or catch a plane. He travels up by plane.

We arranged to meet up today and I was running late, so I texted him to let him know. He replied with "That's Ok but I have to fly off at 2pm"

He had to fly off at 2pm? Does that mean he needs to be at the airport by then? Or his plane leaves by then? If that's the time his plane leaves, there's no chance I'll be able to meet him...


"Fly off" means he'll have to return to the office at 2pm.

Way to confuse your autistic daughter...
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