Saturday, June 14, 2008

Family Day

I was hanging out with my family today in a public park. While walking to take my nephew to the swing set, we saw an asian person with Down's Syndrome. I said,
"Well, that's not something you see very often."
My sister said, "What?"
I replied,
"A person of color with Down's Syndrome. Generally isn't it white people who develop it?"
Then I thought about it some more and said, "Do you know what you see even less? A black person with Down's. In fact, I don't believe I've ever seen that."
I then turned to my sister and her boyfriend, and I said, "Why is that?"
My sister slurped some caffeine-free diet coke and said, "I don't know."
I said, "But is it, like, because it's a chromosomal thing? Like only white people get it? You guys should know this shit, you teach Special Ed."
And my sister looked at me and she said,
"Look, Kris. Just because we teach Special Ed doesn't mean we know the intricacies of medical science.
What we do know is what to do if a kid calls us a 'cunt'".


So I spent the rest of the day feeling really itchy with curiosity, because nobody seemed to be able to answer my question. It's not a huge deal, but sometimes I wish I just had someone in my family who was smart.

Just kidding, guys! Oh, and you'll still watch Lil for me next week, right? Cool.

Later on we were driving home, and since I was in the passenger seat (I can't sit in the back, see, because I get carsick. Blegh), I spotted a stupid SUV in front of us with a sticker on the window of two stick figure kids, and the words, "Got Twins?"

Which has got to be the most inane thing I've ever seen. Got Twins? Like, if not, you should? Is that an endorsement for fertility drugs? Just what is the purpose of a sticker like that?

So I piped up with, "Well, I'll tell you what you do have if you've got twins. Twice as much money if you decide to sell your child on the black market."

I then started to laugh heartily at my own clever joke.

But nobody else laughed.

So, today really wasn't a great day for me overall.


Warped Mind of Ron said...

LOL, I would have laughed.. by the way what do they say if someone calls them a cunt???

Krissyface said...

Ron, I don't know if it's what you say so much as what you do. My sister and her boyfriend deal with a very rough population of extremely disturbed kids. They are trained in various forms of restraint and stuff like that. Plus, her boyfriend is like 6 foot 7 or something. I wouldn't dare call him a cunt.

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

What do you do if a kid calls you a cunt? Because I'd totally be tempted to slap the little shit, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong.

Yes, there are plenty of people with down syndrome and other mental diseases of all races and it has nothing to do with color. It does have a little to do with class I think (though I'm not claiming anything). You don't see many people with any kind of disability in poorer countries/ societies because people can't afford the medical care or it's not available. So they die.

Scooter said...

You still rock the ABBA yo. It's all good.

I think Big omma has it right... the more empowered a family or group is, the more likely it is that that group will be able to absorb the disabled children of that group.

Life is cruel.

Krissyface said...

Momma, that's fucked up. But true. Dang.

Scoot, I do rock the ABBA. And sitting in the front seat, I get to commandeer the radio, so suck it, passengers!
You are loving the word "empowered" this week. Are you feeling strong, like iron-man?

Scooter said...

I'm like Iron Man without the alcoholism!

Anonymous said...

I would never sell them, what a horrid idea. I'd make them fight each other til one is unconscious every year and the loser has to spend the year locked in the basement.

Prunella Jones said...

There are so many inane bumper stickers in the world. You have to wonder what people are thinking.

Got Twins?
Well, I do! Ha ha!

Anonymous said...

People call your sister's boyfriend a cunt? Are they British? 'Cause you don't hear guys called that very often.

A healthy baby can fetch upwards of $60,000 on the black market. More than double that for a match set.

Krissyface said...

Scoot, wait, you're not an alcoholic? Oh.

Mr., that is the most fantastic idea. I'm gonna start taking fertility drugs and finishing my basement so we can build a ring for the yearly 'matches'. Oh, I'm so excited. So very, very excited.

Pru, right? I should do a blog about inane bumper stickers. Ack.

Jack, Yes, my sister's students are all british. they ask the teachers to light up a fag for them after they call them all cunts.

flounder said...

They also have half as much money as you if they decide to keep them. (Twice the expenses, that is.)

catscratch diva said...

I never thought of that. I think I'll try to have twins now.

jeremy said...

remember that time on "life goes on" when corky got a retard girlfriend and they showed them kissing?


Mighty Dyckerson said...

Tell soccer bitch I got a set of twins for her. They're dangling right below my hootus.