|I don't like how the black keys have|
no colour on this, but oh well...
I've grown up with this as perfectly normal - I've never known a life without it, and so I get quite shocked and upset when I tell people and they look at me like I've got three heads. In my mind it's really not that complicated; I just connect certain things that non-synaesthetes don't seem to connect. I don't really see anything disturbing about that.
I'm not offended by or ashamed of my synaesthesia: in fact, I'm really quite proud of it because I think it's a really cool ability to have, and if I woke up one day and didn't have my synaesthesia, I'd be really upset that I couldn't connect things any more.
But if you are that worried about causing offence, please don't insinuate that I'm just a poser claiming to have synaesthesia because it's unique and quirky and I want to get laid - it makes me feel red and grey and ripped apart inside. (Told you I associated colours with emotions, didn't I?) I've been a synaesthete for as long as I can remember, and I've got enough "unique" and "quirky" (read: weird) attributes to set me apart for a lifetime. And whatever you do, please don't react like I've got three heads.