There’s this invisible line out there, between funny and completely inappropriate. And it’s been crossed. In fact, the line has been crossed so far that it’s out of damn sight anymore.
THE KNITTING SPECIAL OLYMPICS???
What. The. Fuck?
Here’s the exact description of this KAL, from the genius who thought it up…
“I am starting the Special Knitting Olympics. It is very simple. You start a project the day of the opening ceramonies and you finish it whenever you damn please.”
Now obviously this person has never been to a single Special Olympics. The athletes there do not ‘finish whenever they damn please’ or abandon their events in favor of something else. They concentrate, they push themselves, they prove to the world that handicapped does not mean incapable.
Now ignorance from ONE person I can try to excuse. I can. But then I scrolled down and looked at some of the comments people were leaving:
“I am so for this! I've always been kinda... special....”
“Yes! I was looking for a Special Knitting Olympics for Knitters with ADD...”
“I can just buy some yarn and then ignore the project comepletely with the best of them. After all, I am truely special.”
“I love this idea. Come join me on the Knitters Short Bus!”
If you haven’t guessed, the last was the one that really pushed my temper over the edge. The knitters short bus? People really just disgust me.
I’m sick and fucking tired of people using handicapped people to define laziness. You have NO idea how hard my little sister works to better herself. You have no idea how seriously they take their classes and their work and their attempts to better themselves. They are not lazy.
So thank you, whoever thought up this KAL, for royally pissing me off and showing to the world how idiotic and ignorant you really are. And thank you, to the people who hopped aboard the ‘knitters short bus’ and actually saw this KAL as a good thing. Your combined efforts to belittle a community of people who already struggle to fit in will surely earn you massive attention from our good friend Karma.
People make me sick.