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[–]shellirk 11.6k points11.6k points  (902 children)

That resembles a blanket I received when my baby was born. It was my favorite. A rainbow is still just that to me.

[–]BoisterousLaugh 7295 points7296 points  (680 children)

Rainbows are exactly just that. The pride flag is for sure a rainbow. This does not suddenly turn all rainbows in the sky into pride flags.

[–]SandpaperDoll606 620 points621 points  (19 children)

This reminds me of an article I read a few years ago.

A kindergarten was sued by its neighborhood because they painted its fences in a rainbow pattern and apparently that's gay and inappropriate for the kids.

It's quite disgusting for me, because I think children should have a colorful life. Without people judging a literal color for something that was associated with it.

[–]causaloptimist 175 points176 points  (1 child)

Without people judging literally every color, in fact.

[–]thatwaffleskid 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Yet all the children's Bibles where Joseph looks like he's wearing a pride flag as his coat of many colors are fine.

[–]20_Something_Tomboy 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This cracks me up.

Everybody in my hometown since my grandparents went to kindergarten sat on a freaking rainbow rug for 50% of the school day. The tricycles on the playground had rainbow tassels, there was a cartoon scene of stars shooting over a rainbow on the wall that separated the kindergarten area from the rest of the school.

I'd bet good money at least half the people who ganged up to sue were raised with rainbows plastered all over their school, home, and play spaces, and they didn't give a shit until inclusion finally became acceptable. God forbid kindergarteners might be exposed to the concept of inclusion.

[–]marino1310 5019 points5020 points 2 (179 children)

Damn sky trying to force its gay agenda on us everytime it rains

[–]Original_Xova 2117 points2118 points  (94 children)

And prisms too, how dare you take light and change it into those sexy colours!

[–]SnooTangerines3448 801 points802 points  (35 children)

Reminds me of Isaac Newton proving that going outside is gay meme.

[–]Pure_Reason 557 points558 points  (30 children)

Fellas, is it gay to exist

[–]SnooTangerines3448 499 points500 points  (19 children)

"Existence is gay." - Mr. Meeseeks.

[–]ProlapsedFeelings 220 points221 points  (7 children)

I have a thing that do to first thing in the morning. When I wake-up and am drinking my coffee, I will scroll Reddit. My rule is that as soon as I find that thing that makes me genuinely laugh, I close Reddit and go on with my morning. Thanks my friend for brightening my morning and allowing me to move on with the day.

[–]GWSDiver 199 points200 points  (22 children)

Damn you Pink Floyd for your wonderful album cover

[–]HailtbeWhale 190 points191 points 2 (13 children)

That album is the worst! It takes a clean, wholesome White light and perverts it into some woke political propaganda! Look at the sun! Stare as long as you need, do you see a rainbow?!? I didn't think so. I tested it for 45 STRAIGHT minutes.

Make the spectrum of visible light great again.

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    [–]TheStarman17 286 points287 points  (9 children)

    But now your husband has a boyfriend on the side. You weren’t wrong that you felt an effect from the magical rainbow; just affected a different part of your life than expected.

    And before all the random people that are looking for something to be offended about get their panties in a bunch….

    This is clearly a joke

    Edit: thanks for the awards

    [–]Spliff-Politics 327 points328 points  (43 children)

    Incidentally, the traditional "rainbow" is seven colors because Newton was obsessed with numerology and the number 7.

    The pride flag is six colors (purple instead of indigo and violet).

    This is literally neither of those things. Jen is being a total bitch.

    [–]BoisterousLaugh 153 points154 points  (20 children)

    Jen is 100% being a total bitch. Fun fact: the original pride flag had 8 colors pink red orange yellow green blue indigo violet. :)

    [–]ONLY_COMMENTS_ON_GW 308 points309 points  (28 children)

    But the baby could catch the gaaaayy

    [–]Elgar76 113 points114 points  (11 children)

    I knew a family that had a gay baby. They made it move out and it ruined it’s life. Now it’s a serial killer driving around the country in an old van. All this because they wrapped it in a rainbow colored blanket just once,

    [–]P3nguLGOG 33 points34 points  (6 children)

    How does it reach the pedals?

    [–]disgruntled_pie 85 points86 points  (2 children)

    Through the sheer force of its gayness.

    [–]beachape 20 points21 points  (2 children)

    Twist: Jen isn’t a horrible bigot, but a Leprechaun. She wants to keep the lucky charms all to herself.

    [–]Snoo_17284 63 points64 points  (8 children)

    I had a rainbow blanket when I was baby. I have the sexuality of a brick wall.

    [–]TheUnluckyBard 52 points53 points  (5 children)

    I have the sexuality of a brick wall.

    You're hard all the time?

    [–]carlonseider 41 points42 points  (3 children)

    I treasured every homemade gift we received for our baby, even the ones with colours I liked less. I mean, FFS - so much time and effort goes into crocheting and knitting. It’s honestly the thought that counts more than using exactly the right tones or stitches for someone’s taste. The thought of someone crafting something especially with my baby in mind makes my heart sing!

    [–]Forsaken-Secretary19 252 points253 points  (71 children)

    I always liked rainbows as a kid because they're very colorful, but my brothers and friends were very quick to teach me that rainbows are only for gay people.

    I still like rainbows, fuck them.

    [–]Mp4g 142 points143 points  (14 children)

    That’s not even a fucking rainbow. Is she color blind?

    [–]SlickRick360 32 points33 points  (0 children)

    Word! That was my first thought. Also, awesome colors for a daughters blanket.

    [–]SillyFlyGuy 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I'm so damn clueless. I didn't even see it as a gay pride flag thing. I looked at it and thought well maybe it's not for a girl because it has three shades of blue but only one shade of pink..?

    [–]corygreenwell 123 points124 points  (9 children)

    Imagine being scared of colors! Is this woman going to prevent her daughter from having unicorn dolls as well? We all know what that’s slang for.

    [–]spoonweezy 131 points132 points  (20 children)

    My 5yr old loves pink, purple, and takes dance lessons. You know how many people have just assumed he is/will be a homosexual? No one, because he’s five. Also because none of those things are bad or gay (or that gay = bad) on their own until someone decides that they must be. Which can just whisk away a source of a child’s joy when this world has made joy such a hard thing to find and hold onto.

    Also if he keeps up with the dance classes he will be he’ll get more pussy (or dick, or both) than most of us could ever dream of.

    [–]Xarama 60 points61 points  (5 children)

    Well Jen's daughter will NEVER have sex anyway, because sex is only for impure people, so there.

    [–]spoonweezy 45 points46 points  (4 children)

    Unless she sees a rainbow. Then we’re all in trouble. Just like the boys at school, who were pure, hormone free angels that would remain perfectly chaste unless married… until that one girl wore spaghetti straps to school.

    [–]Skeptikmo 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    Decency ends the day you see a scantily clad shoulder

    [–]cannotrememberold 76 points77 points  (10 children)

    Who TF dislikes rainbows? My parents swap out flags when my nieces visit, because they like the Pride flag so much…because rainbow.

    [–]rgar1981 9255 points9256 points  (319 children)

    Just take the damn gift and put it in the closet if you don’t like it. Being rude to someone who cared enough to make something like that for you is a real dick move Jen.

    [–]llorensm 1344 points1345 points  (81 children)

    Agree, Jen is a twat and doesn’t deserve nice things!

    [–]Hillsy85 421 points422 points  (73 children)

    Jen, the new Karen. Same as the old Karen.

    [–]dirigibles21 220 points221 points  (60 children)

    Literally every Jen I’ve met is a bit of a twat. Jennifers are nice, Jens are mean

    [–]_Kay_Tee_ 88 points89 points  (27 children)

    My experience is that Jens are fine, it's the Jenns that you have to watch out for.

    [–]GetOffMyGrassBrats 147 points148 points  (5 children)

    Guess it's just a Jen-erational thing.

    [–]TwoGoldenMenus[🍰] 36 points37 points  (6 children)

    Gotta disagree. I married a Jenn and that was easily one of the top 3 best decisions of my life.

    [–]_Kay_Tee_ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    I hope you and your awesome Jenn use your powers for good and not evil! ONE GOOD JENN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

    [–]theveelady 6111 points6112 points 1131712102& 15 more (50 children)

    But then Jen will get angry when the gift comes out of the closet.

    [–]Kitiarana 672 points673 points  (21 children)

    I read your comment as I was leaving the post and came back just to upvote. Made me laugh!

    [–]LebaneseLion 130 points131 points  (18 children)

    Don’t you hate how you gotta re-close all the comments which you’ve already closed in order to find that one comment that got away

    [–]Singlewomanspot 36 points37 points  (2 children)

    Are you gonna be here all week? I just tipped the waitress too. 😂😂😂

    [–]pudinnhead 322 points323 points  (47 children)

    Absolutely. I had a friend commission a crocheted blanket for my first baby and she was so proud to present it to me. It was horrid. The yarn was really scratchy and the colors were whatevs, but the fact of the matter is that I'd never let my baby's skin touch that rough scratchy yarn. So I gushed at his lovely it was and thanked her for the lovely gift and whatnot and then it went on a shelf in the closet. I finally donated it to Goodwill, like, seven years later.

    Point is, I was kind to a friend who did a nice thing

    [–]42peanuts 209 points210 points  (12 children)

    I would buy all the ugly, scratchy, crocheted baby blankets for my disabled rabbit. I knew someone had put effort and love into making them and they were accordingly not baby suitable so they got a second life making my tripod rabbit comfortable.

    [–]mal3ko 45 points46 points  (1 child)

    The world would be a better place if we could all think this way!

    [–]spoonweezy 31 points32 points  (16 children)

    I think the whole “crocheted baby blanket” idea is misguided in the first place. Like, you know this is getting poop/spit up/milk/whatever all over it and I ain’t dry cleaning this shit every three days. I need industrial shit that I can boil in lye every three days. (I’m exaggerating, but only a little)

    [–]boring_numbers 15 points16 points  (3 children)

    Most people crochet baby blankets with acrylic yarn so you can just chuck that thing in the washer.

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      [–]AMeowingCat 107 points108 points  (5 children)

      Yeah this is actually a win because OP knows not to ever interact with this waste of oxygen again

      [–]pfSonata 140 points141 points  (16 children)

      Anyone dumb enough to think a pseudo-rainbow is "inappropriate" for a kid's blanket is also stupid enough not to understand basic decency.

      [–]Rambonics 124 points125 points  (4 children)

      Right?! This beautiful blanket is appropriate for any baby!

      My husband just said their entire office should give Jen’s daughter an offensive box of crayons!

      [–]mmlemony 96 points97 points  (5 children)

      I prefer this though.

      The person that made it can give it to someone that will really appreciate it, or sell it and give the proceeds to an LGBT charity and then tell the ungrateful cow what they did.

      [–]helthrax 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      This is the proper response, and OP should do her best to distance herself from her co-worker. If she slighted her like that once it's bound to happen again.

      [–]Constant-Ad9201 3653 points3654 points  (97 children)

      Wait until her coming daughter goes through her inevitable unicorn stage. There's so many rainbows in my house it looks a pride parade exploded.

      [–]crispygrapes 928 points929 points  (29 children)

      Ah, mine is in the midst of it now. Rainbows and unicorns EVERYWHERE.

      [–]sn0qualmie 634 points635 points  (9 children)

      My 38-year-old husband has been in this phase since I met him. Clearly, it's a lasting effect of having been exposed to gay blankets as a baby.

      [–]lan-san 164 points165 points  (0 children)

      Truly a tragedy. What more suffering must we be inflicted by these cursed rainbows???

      [–]millertime0503 47 points48 points  (0 children)

      These blankets are turning the friggin frogs gay

      [–]ball_o_bears 121 points122 points  (13 children)

      Ain't that the truth. They're also in fashion right now, right? I don't remember this many unicorn/rainbow stuff growing up but my kids are all over it.

      My note would read something like this:

      Amy,

      Please God no more rainbow stuff! Literally everything they have is a rainbow. When I ask my kid what his favorite color is, he responds "all the colors of the rainbow" and he doesn't take it back when I point out that's not how favorites work. Looks great, but give it to someone who needs more color in their life, like that no-fun Jen person.

      -ball_o

      [–]twicethecushen 125 points126 points  (10 children)

      We had Lisa Frank when I was little, so if anything I'd say there were more unicorns/rainbows growing up, lol.

      [–]monkey-cuddles 68 points69 points  (1 child)

      I had Rainbow Brite in the 80s and Lisa Frank in the 90s. It was a great time to be born!

      [–]sunny_in_phila 149 points150 points  (11 children)

      My daughter is 12 now, so she’s been out of that phase for a few years, but I still find glitter every time I vacuum

      [–]Corporation_tshirt 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      Tell me about it, I’ve got a trunk full of my kids’ old artwork and half of it is my daughters’ rainbow drawings!

      [–]rraattbbooyy 8300 points8301 points 3 (499 children)

      I mean, even if it was the ugliest thing ever, BE GRACIOUS.

      Dammit, whatever happened to basic decency?

      [–]AlwaysDisposable 2778 points2779 points  (152 children)

      Seriously. That note makes my blood boil. I’m willing to bet this person is a huge asshole in other areas of their life. OP can count this as a blessing in disguise because now they know to not get any closer with this coworker.

      [–]SmyBeez 1027 points1028 points  (63 children)

      I feel bad for the child.

      [–]ratrodder49 563 points564 points  (47 children)

      This! Poor kid is gonna be raised by entitled, asshole mom

      [–]JohnFreakingRedcorn 430 points431 points  (41 children)

      Not just entitled, a homophobe and a bigot. Imagine believing that a rainbow is inappropriate for a baby. The hatred is strong in this one.

      [–]Mittenwald 147 points148 points  (10 children)

      I didn't even look at those colors and think of the pride flag I just 'ooo, pretty colors!' Who wouldn't want so much vibrancy in their child's life or theirs?

      [–]PowRightInTheBalls 56 points57 points  (4 children)

      What, like there's some kind of difference between the bright, vibrant colors of the pride flag and the pastels of OP's project!?

      Yeah it's fucking dumb, you'd have to be aggressively homophobic to make the connection. Most normal people don't confuse peach with bright red and orange or think something with 3 of the 6 colors in the pride flag represents anything. This is like saying the American flag is basically the pride flag because it also has blue and red.

      In the spirit of not making assumptions, since she doesn't explicitly call it gay or anything, and if I wanted to be charitable, which I don't really, then maybe the woman is just sexist and is upset there is blue and not bright pinks because she still firmly believes that colors belong to particular genders. Maybe she was raised Blood and is afraid giving her baby a blue item will cause them to be executed gangland style by her cohorts? Anyways, best case scenario she's an ungrateful asshole with outdated views on something and the tact of a homeschooled 6 year old who got socks for Christmas.

      [–]You_All_Irritate_Me 106 points107 points  (10 children)

      Same. Whenever I see a shitty person, I always think about how they're likely to have kids and how horribly those kids would be fucked up by being raised by that person.

      And in this case we already know this horrible woman has kids, which makes it even worse because it's not just a possibility anymore.

      [–]allday95 82 points83 points  (25 children)

      I feel like she's not very pro LGBTQ+ because why else would you make a comment like that about the colours lol

      [–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (3 children)

      This person gotta be anti lgbt for sure

      [–]skb239 115 points116 points  (23 children)

      Yea keep it and don’t give it to your daughter use it for something else and just be nice.

      [–]grumblyoldman 82 points83 points  (20 children)

      wear it as a shawl around the office

      [–]minneapple79 136 points137 points  (15 children)

      I'd be willing to bet good money this lady thinks rainbows=gay and is homophobic which is why she doesn't want it for her baby. Ain't no way she's wearing it at the office.

      [–]IBetThisIsTakenToo 64 points65 points  (5 children)

      100%. If she only thought it was ugly she would probably just throw it out. She’s triggered by what she interpreted as a political statement and had to actively push back because of that.

      [–]TheWizardCat_ 40 points41 points  (3 children)

      These folks are the most sensitive little snowflakes around with fragile feelings and they have the audacity to act like other people are the sensitive ones lol

      It's mindboggling.

      [–]grumblyoldman 68 points69 points  (1 child)

      No I meant OP could wear it around the office. Karen already gave it back right?

      [–]Leucurus 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      Ha! I'd wear it every time I was likely to see Jen

      [–]whats1more7 89 points90 points  (19 children)

      I would be really tempted to take the blanket and the note and display it somewhere obvious, saying X didn’t want this - would anyone else like it?

      [–]Lets-B-Lets-B-Jolly 82 points83 points  (7 children)

      This. I promise someone else in you office would love it and want it.

      I was once invited to a baby shower and noted on the invitation was "no handmade gifts please!".

      "Screw you then" was my response. I chose not to attend and have no gift at all. If you can't appreciate the time and effort and cost that goes into a handmade gift, then you don't deserve a gift at all. Handmade gifts are the most meaningful!

      [–]Womp_ratt 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      My favorite gifts were either handmade, or things where other parents were like "all that stuff you registered for is crap, but this is the best baby toenail trimmer and nose suxker, I promise".

      [–]FourEcho 52 points53 points  (1 child)

      Probably because it looks too similar (even though it's not) to a rainbow and the mom is probably a raging biggot.

      [–]Luecleste 577 points578 points  (46 children)

      I’ve gotten clothing as gifts I hated.

      I’d put it about halfway down the washing pile when they visited, so it looked like I wore it and donate it later.

      [–]PennyOnTheTrack 350 points351 points  (32 children)

      Your visitors check your laundry?

      [–]Luecleste 474 points475 points  (18 children)

      Think of it as more it’s somewhere they’d see, so they might notice it offhand.

      I overthink things but it made me feel better lol.

      [–]AlphaOwn 50 points51 points  (6 children)

      Same bro, you ever just clean your house spotless before someone comes over then dirty it up a tad to make it look like you aren't trying?

      [–]averagepheasant 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Lol I've done that. Tastefully clutter some places just to make it look "effortless" 🙈

      [–]beachgirlDE 91 points92 points  (1 child)

      Yes! Say thank you and then donate it.

      [–]pajam 54 points55 points  (3 children)

      Most of my visitors sniff my dirty laundry, and occasionally pocket an item or two to take home with them. Is this not what happens where you are from?

      [–]Jenn-Marshall 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      You must use gain for your laundry detergent

      [–]alma_perdida 31 points32 points  (0 children)

      You don't?

      Every time I visit my friends I demand to see their laundry situation. Not gonna hang out with scrubs who leave clothes in the dryer. Not making that mistake again.

      [–]YeahSuicidebywords 19 points20 points  (1 child)

      That'd be one thing. Then again, when your parents got clothing as a gift for you as a baby, you have worn it. You had no say in that at all.

      But whining about colors...for a baby. What.

      [–]intashu 44 points45 points  (4 children)

      Wear it once even if it's just a few minutes.. Take a picture, send it to them with Thanks.

      Then throw it. They'll likely assume you use it in rotation like normal.

      This is how I kept my grandparents happy who never could remember our kids age, interests, etc. when buying gifts.

      [–]Displacedhome 24 points25 points  (3 children)

      And this is definitely not the ugliest thing ever! Far from it! It’s awesome!

      [–]Anonymous_Salad 19 points20 points  (2 children)

      I’m pretty confident the coworker didn’t reject it because she thought it was ugly. In fact, considering how many fluids come from children, I know some parents actually appreciate “ugly” blankets and clothes that can get ruined without them being upset about it, or they can leave in a vehicle for emergencies. Nol I’m pretty sure it’s because the coworker is a bigot who mistook ombré for a rainbow stipe and rainbow=gay=bad.

      [–]burritojane666 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      No shit. The snotty attitude in that note is so terrible.

      [–]CIA-pizza-party 177 points178 points  (14 children)

      My step-mom (in an attempt to get to know me I guess?) bought me a weird tank top “just because.” It was this brown, yellow and orange floral-patterned scrunched up material, the straps were connected to the shirt with these massive plastic yellow rings… It was not my style. But you know what? I didn’t tell her that… She asked me a few times if I had worn the tank top and I told her “yeah! It’s one of my favorites!” But I honestly don’t think I ever wore it. I might even still have it somewhere.

      Just…. be kind to people reaching out and offering a kind gesture. It’s not that tough…

      Edit: Eleven years later and I still have the thing. I kind of got the colors wrong lol… Picture coming when I have a break from work!

      [–]grumblyoldman 145 points146 points  (0 children)

      I might argue against making false claims like “it’s a favourite” only because such commentary might encourage them to give you more gifts along similar lines. Otherwise I wholly agree with the basic point that you can be polite about it even if you didn’t like the gift.

      [–]phojj_ 16 points17 points  (0 children)

      My grand auntie bought me a bright red shirt one time - not my style or color. I don't ever wear red. But I wore it and went to go around town with her. She was so happy! It made me happy. And I think of her everytime I see a bright red shirt now. (=

      Def should not be hard to show kindness at all.

      [–]clubberin 45 points46 points  (1 child)

      My grandmother knitted (or crocheted) some ugly looking afghan blankets for all of her children.

      I stole the one my dad got. It was ugly but holy shit was it warm and comfy. And heavy. Perfect on cold nights.

      [–]Dogrug 3454 points3455 points  (105 children)

      This is appalling. When my son was born someone made me a blanket, it wasn’t keeping with the theme in my nursery, and frankly it was ugly, but it was so thoughtful. I thanked them and used it regularly! Are people really so lacking in manners now days?

      Also- just leaving it on their desk, what a coward. Couldn’t even have a discussion about it.

      Edit: since I’ve had several people comment on this let me address this here. Yes this is probably about it being a rainbow and being homophobic. I would argue that it is implied. Not to take a way from that portion of it, it is also rude on several levels. Giving a gift back, snarky note, entitlement, what have you, and probably homophobia. I give it a 99% chance of being homophobic but 100% chance of being rude as hell.

      [–]i_am_lord_voldetort 716 points717 points  (13 children)

      Yep! My friend is very new to knitting, and she spent a lot of her time and energy knitting some boots and a hat for my son when he was born. Honestly, they were ghastly. But I still used them very often until he grew out of them, because it was a very thoughtful and loving gift. It made her really happy that we used it!

      [–]secrets_lies 150 points151 points  (0 children)

      You're a good friend

      [–]Wadmania 295 points296 points  (4 children)

      This. Unless a HAND MADE item literally doesn't fit, don't even consider returning it. Be grateful someone spent hours/days crafting something for you! Especially for baby clothes, they'll grow out of it in a few months anyway.

      My grandma still knits mittens for my cousins and I (I'm in my 30s). I'd never buy something like that, but I wear the shit out of them!

      [–]Dogrug 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      I don’t have a grandma anymore, I would like grandma knit mittens if she wants to make an extra pair!

      [–]SilverStryfe 364 points365 points  (17 children)

      When my daughter was born, I got a couple of quilts from my dad’s boss. Ugliest colors and hideous patterns. But I accepted them and took them home.

      One covers the dogs’ kennel (to make it more of a den) and the other covers the blankets and sleeping bags in the rv to keep the dust off.

      [–]Battle_Bear_819 196 points197 points  (14 children)

      I was raised to believe that there is never such a thing as too many blankets. My mom has a whole closet in her spare bedroom full from floor to ceiling with blankets of all kinds. I now have the same thing my apartment.

      [–]ImBabyloafs 42 points43 points  (2 children)

      Please tell my husband there’s no such thing as too many blankets. Lol

      [–]Battle_Bear_819 25 points26 points  (0 children)

      I feel you. I had to show my roommate the way by just dumping a bunch of blankets on the couch while he was watching tv. He sat on a blanket-less couch like a psycho. Now, the last time I washed the blankets, he asked me where they all went.

      [–]Kantotheotter 138 points139 points  (1 child)

      My first kid "purple & elephants" themed nursery 2nd kid "blue and bunny" themed nursey A dear coworker and her mother, made my first child a beautiful purple elephant baby quilt. It's a freaking treasure! the second kid uses that blanket everyday , theme be dammed that quilt is amazing

      [–]LSpfeezy 23 points24 points  (3 children)

      Someone gave me a fuzzy blanket with bible verses on it. It was such a thoughtful gift, and why would I burden someone with my disdain for the church! Better believe that blanket took a fucking beating in the first year of my son’s life.

      [–]Im_Just_A_Cake 711 points712 points  (33 children)

      If someone crochets you a god damn blanket, you put that blanket on the back of your couch and leave it there til the end of time. Anything else would be considered rude.

      [–]Koleilei 202 points203 points  (15 children)

      Right? Do people not realize and time and effort that goes into one?

      I made a queen sized blanket for a former partner. It took me months of work. Seriously, probably 150-200 hours. When we broke up he was going to throw it out. A mutual friend saved it. One does not throw out a handmade gift of hours, effort, and cost.

      [–]Nighthawk700 68 points69 points  (8 children)

      I don't think people appreciate crochet in general. Knitted sweaters are so common but knitted material can be done by machine. All crocheted products are hand made. And while crochet tends to work a lot faster than knitting, it still takes a huge amount of time and effort to make. Large projects can easily be tens of thousands of stiches (even hundreds) and take many, many hours.

      This is why crochet items sold on places like Etsy are expensive, I also made a queen sized blanket out of a huge chunky yarn, it probably cost me $200 in yarn alone but even if I gave myself minimum wage the "cost" would've been astronomical.

      [–]Koleilei 34 points35 points  (1 child)

      Funny you mention the stitch count. Mine was about 105k for that one. I was dumb and used a smaller yarn.

      You can't put a cost on the love that gets put into crocheted items. It sounds trite, but you have to love someone (platonically or romantically) to make a blanket for someone.

      [–]Winter-Owl1 10.3k points10.3k points  (731 children)

      Do these people not realize that rainbows are...actually real things?

      [–]spicypolla 1547 points1548 points  (155 children)

      So, the bible talks about rainbows, is it gay?

      [–]LowKey-NoPressure 1433 points1434 points 2 (60 children)

      Fellas, is it gay to view refracted light?

      [–]James-W-Tate 510 points511 points  (42 children)

      Real men are colorblind

      [–]rick_22 233 points234 points  (37 children)

      Get out of here with your gay ass shades of grey. Real man are PURE BLIND. They only feel things with their bare, manly hands.

      [–]throwaway61763 152 points153 points  (30 children)

      That way they would need to touch other people to know they are there. That includes men. WHICH IS GAY. REAL MEN USE ECHOLOCATION BY SCREAMING CONSISTENTLY

      [–]xX_MrLurker_Xx 96 points97 points  (14 children)

      that means they're making themselves a target for someone to stick their dick in their mouth. and that's gay. real men use their sense of smell to get around

      [–]SmegmaAuGratin 80 points81 points  (11 children)

      Sniffing around like they're seeking out an asshole to bury their nose in? That's gay. Real men don't need to "get around" - the only places they go are the bathroom, the kitchen, and the garage to do manly things.

      [–]F64dot1 57 points58 points  (5 children)

      Real men don't walk around the house where they could be perceived as doing housework which is effeminate and gay. Real men confine themselves to one dark room in their home, preferably a closet, to avoid this issue.

      [–]smurficus103 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      In the dark corner like a weirdo? Nah, real men ascend on a rainbow made from the refraction of their own manly stink into Valhalla...wait

      [–]Masterdeetectiv 19 points20 points  (3 children)

      But then youll have to come out of the closet…

      [–]Philoso4 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      And smell gay things like food and cleaning products? No, real men don’t need to get around.

      [–]Fattybobo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      This is the path of the righteous man.

      Feelings are gay.

      [–]tristfall 110 points111 points  (12 children)

      Genesis 9 -
      12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, 15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind.

      So taking that entirely out of context: pretty sure god married everybody, and the rainbow is a wedding ring...
      So about 50% gay.

      [–]FeeFiFiddlyIOOoo 28 points29 points  (0 children)

      So taking that entirely out of context: pretty sure god married everybody, and the rainbow is a wedding ring...

      So about 50% gay.

      Quick maffs!

      [–]therealsylvos 218 points219 points  (26 children)

      Joseph received a rainbow colored robe from Jacob. Is he gay?

      [–]IHaveSpecialEyes 101 points102 points  (3 children)

      There you go, just tell her it's not rainbow-colored, it's technicolored.

      [–]illit3 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      A dreamcoat, if you will.

      [–]DungeonsAndBreakfast 31 points32 points  (13 children)

      Technically the rainbow part was the works of the musical and animated movie.

      The actual text says it was “decorated” or “ornamented”

      [–]KOM 32 points33 points  (5 children)

      Joseph's bedazzled robe. Got it.

      [–]DungeonsAndBreakfast 27 points28 points  (2 children)

      Exactly. The Biblical Hebrew explains It spells “Juicy” on the butt with rhinestones

      [–]Jugrnot8 22 points23 points  (5 children)

      I'm in love with a man....

      A man called God....

      Does that make me gay?

      https://youtu.be/VbDuDssBVSo

      [–]mosquitoselkie 3132 points3133 points  (401 children)

      Is that the issue?? It's not even a rainbow. I'm a flaming bisexual. Didn't fot a second think "yup, must be cuz it's a gay blanket"

      I'm so confused....

      Especially the "seriously?!?!" Like.... I'm so confused. They're just colors. Not a shred of gay in there.

      [–]CaptainBritishTURQUOISE 1029 points1030 points  (215 children)

      I can't see how the issue could be anything else, unless they just really fucking hate rainbows?

      [–]mosquitoselkie 480 points481 points  (137 children)

      Agreed, I can't see how it could be anything else either

      But holy shit this makes 0 fucking sense.

      Beautiful blanket OP!!

      [–]examinedliving 57 points58 points  (2 children)

      It really is beautiful. And what’s funny is that the colors don’t really evoke the traditional rainbow associated with the LBGTQ movement. They’re kind of one off shades and that’s really what makes this as beautiful as it is. People are weird.
      Even so, if it was ugly and supported lbgtq - that’s a really awful way to receive a gift Of any kind.

      [–]Party_Teacher6901 116 points117 points  (27 children)

      I read about a woman upset about someone having a rainbow blanket for their newborn. Her friend was angry because she hadn't ever miscarried so her baby wasn't a "rainbow" baby.

      [–]IndieMoose 56 points57 points  (12 children)

      So if a woman has a miscarriage and then has a healthy baby later on, that's a rainbow baby? I could see how if she maybe knew that she wouldn't want the blanket ... But still, never hurts to be polite.

      [–]Party_Teacher6901 51 points52 points  (5 children)

      It's just something I remembered when everyone was thinking it was a gay thing. I hadn't even heard of rainbow babies until that story. I just think it's odd that people gatekeep rainbows. Like...what?

      [–]Pas__ 24 points25 points  (1 child)

      well, it's obvious, the coworker must be a faithful black metal zealot, only wears black! and won't allow anything else as long as the baby cannot slay their first goat.

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          [–]Rainbow_Angel110 256 points257 points  (62 children)

          Holy Turtleduck this is my mom.

          I had this mask that was a double rainbow (red in the middle, extended outward) and was light in color. My mom took it away because "it looks like that flag, I don't want people associating you with them" and I was absolutely dumbfounded by that.

          [–]ThatsABunchOfCraft 89 points90 points  (54 children)

          I want to know the rest of the story. I mean, you went from that to being Rainbow_Angel110…

          [–]Milkman127 12 points13 points  (0 children)

          maybe they are leprechauns and mad that rainbows always point out their gold stash

          [–]Kirabitesthedust 141 points142 points  (16 children)

          people see colors and theyre like "PRIDE FLAG1!!!" just let regular colors exist damn

          [–]mcvos 96 points97 points  (4 children)

          I always tell my kids that all colours belong to everybody. Rainbows are definitely appropriate.

          Rainbows are also a popular Christian symbol, by the way. It's a symbol of hope, and a promise for the future. Definitely appropriate for a newborn.

          [–]RideMeLikeAVespa 38 points39 points  (2 children)

          More importantly, a rainbow is a bridge to Asgard.

          [–]incommune 83 points84 points  (1 child)

          All rainbows are inherently gay. My mother loves rainbows, we had tons of rainbow stuff growing up, and she ended up with two queer children. It's just science. /s

          (The blanket is super beautiful and your coworker is super shitty.)

          [–]Luecleste 126 points127 points  (10 children)

          I’m making a rainbow blanket for a baby. I don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy, so I figured rainbow is gender neutral, and bright.

          It’s going to be squares. Different shades, and yarn types for texture.

          I told the mother I was making it, and no complaints from her.

          [–]sitcom_enthusiast 14 points15 points  (1 child)

          A blanket is like eighty hours of work. If someone made that for me I would be amazed!

          [–]zepol_xela 88 points89 points  (8 children)

          Imagine them witnessing a rainbow when it rains and they're just screaming incoherently towards the sky

          [–]marino1310 38 points39 points  (22 children)

          People seem to think gay people own rainbows or something. It's a shame because rainbows now get used less and less because people assume it just automatically makes something gay or some shit. Like the whole point is that it includes everyone, which is why the LGBT selected it for their flag.

          [–]sillygirl140 848 points849 points  (50 children)

          I have written this before, but it bears repeating. I categorize people into two groups - those who appreciate the time, thought and effort that goes into homemade stuff and those that don't. I give homemade gifts to the first category and never to the second. Sometimes I I categorize people incorrectly, but the older I get the more I nail it. Sorry this happened to you.

          [–]xPalmtopTiger 29 points30 points  (0 children)

          You're right but I think op's problem is a bit more than the coworker doesn't appreciate homemade gifts. They seem to be a shitty person on a more deeply rooted level than that.

          [–]VerucaNaCltybish 81 points82 points  (14 children)

          This is excellent advice and I do the same. I usually ask people before gift giving how they feel about homemade gifts, but usually someone who won't appreciate it will be really obvious.

          [–]KiqueDragoon 59 points60 points  (13 children)

          I mean, even if you hate it... You act surprised, thank them, take a single picture of the baby wearing it and text it to them... and you don´t have to take it out of the drawers ever again. No need to be so ungrateful!

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            [–]colosouljahs 484 points485 points  (28 children)

            I know, she’s be in for a world of surprise when her child likes anything other than black or white (or grey) lol

            [–]mcvos 204 points205 points  (8 children)

            Maybe the child will grow up goth. Parent will have no business complaining about that, considering she already declared all other colours inappropriate.

            [–]zuzg 53 points54 points  (1 child)

            What will she do if the kid ever gets a pack of crayons? Probably demand speaking the manager of the crayon company

            [–]DavidD821 401 points402 points  (14 children)

            It’s so sad that her daughter is about to be raised by someone with such bad manners.

            [–]vernacular921 18 points19 points  (0 children)

            I hope that child is gay just to piss her off. But then again, I wouldn’t want to wish that because I bet she won’t be a supportive mother, and it could a painful life for the child. I dunno. Fucking sucks man. But I like to believe the world is getting better, and the younger generations will be more woke & supportive

            [–]shagcarpetlivingroom 27 points28 points  (2 children)

            C u next Tuesday! This is so incredibly rude, especially considering it's a handmade gift.

            [–]Plus-Edge-9934 91 points92 points  (8 children)

            What's C2C?

            [–]kneesmadeofcheese 126 points127 points  (1 child)

            corner to corner crochet. you work diagonally from one corner to the other, vs crocheting in straight lines/rows.

            [–]2fat4walmart 14 points15 points  (0 children)

            Ah ha! So not only is it a rainbow blankie but Amy went through extreme measures to be sure that the lines weren't straight!

            Gay agenda confirmed!

            please don't make me have to /s

            [–]kvrmitcham 20 points21 points  (1 child)

            Corner to corner. You crochet diagonally instead of in rows. It usually Makes a beautiful square of diagonal stripes,-perfect for a baby blanket. You can add some In the middle to make it a rectangle. This is looks like a beautiful example that Jen did not appreciate. It is a shame her daughter will miss out on a blanket she would have cherished her whole life. I still have the crocheted blanket my aunt made me in 1978.

            [–]tadasco1 796 points797 points  (79 children)

            Could you imagine being so awful as to be homophobic about your unborn kid? Also all people like rainbows.

            [–]Gsteel11 90 points91 points  (21 children)

            It's not even like a true pride flag, right? No red? No orange. No green? It's just a selection of a few colors.

            [–]MartinaNeverTheVulva 65 points66 points  (11 children)

            That has been my thought while reading through this thread: this is not even a rainbow. I had to get this far down the thread before I saw someone else mention that. This is just a handful of pastel colors, not ROYGBIV.

            [–]colosouljahs 207 points208 points  (20 children)

            I LOVE RAINBOWS!!! Can confirm, am people 👍🏽

            [–]ScienceMomCO 377 points378 points  (11 children)

            I cannot believe how incredibly rude your coworker is!!!! You did an amazing job. We are all proud of you and your hard work.

            [–]Jennrrrs 98 points99 points  (1 child)

            OP took this post off Facebook. They didn't make the blanket.