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    Sorry it is a bit long. I have Aspergers Syndrome and Genaralised Anxiety Disorder. I live in Essex. I was invited to a careers event to a law firm in the City of London for students with disabilities. I come under the category of students with disabilities. Business dress, like a suit, was specified. I'm in sixth form (Year 12). I wear something similar to a suit in sixth form (black tie, trousers, coat and white shirt), so I wore just that. I have been to London a couple of times and no one stares, just passes glances. There are loads of city workers wearing suits, even in the rural areas. They usually travel on the train and are using an IPAD or phone. I'm 5ft 5.5 inch and I wear glasses. However, as soon as I got on the train wearing business dress, I received a lot of weird looks. I thought it was in my head but people were staring like they had never stared before. There were even City workers on the train. The City workers gave me a lot of weird looks. I had never received that many weird looks. Why do you think I was getting so many weird looks?

    Cant see you no idea, but you sound a bit paranoid. Nobody cares.

    I think it's because they figured out you'd be going to a "students with disabilities" thing. Kind of reinforces the stereotype that all City workers are "alpha male" characters
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