Kicking those on the spectrum a new low for The Inertia.
It is a dangerous and scary world for adult learners. Halloween spooky year ‘round. Those who boldly took up surfing during the pandemic deal with myriad aggressions and micro-aggressions. Grumpy locals eyeballing them, Costco employees muttering “kook” under breath while they are surfboard shopping. Various instagram accounts lurking, waiting to capture them with backward fin set-ups or wetsuits.
Thankfully there is The Inertia. The safe space surf website has long been a comfort for the vulnerable. A place they can mingle amongst the likeminded and be coddled by a sensitive leader who understands them intimately.
You can imagine their horror, then, when Zach Weisberg and his merry band turned werewolf, viciously tearing into the flesh of meek volume enthusiasts.
Safe surf website goes wild
The “definitive voice of surfing” posted a piece titled “Why You Should Rethink That Mid-Length Surfboard Purchase You’re About to Make,” days ago, wherein the contributor listed various reasons why adult learners should steer clear of boards that were trendy three years ago.
“Mid-lengths are for people who never shut their iPhone light off,” the cis-presenting white male wrote. “People who listened to vinyl before it was hip. People who think TikTok is the sound a clock makes. People who still ride potato chips, listen to Bobby Dylan and believe him when he says they’ll be…Forever Young.”
The Inertia then shared the piece on social media, punching their community in the teeth with the line “The number of people who can’t spot sarcasm on the internet when they see it in 3..2…”
The Inertia community reacted with predictable sadness, “whoever wrote this is an absolute hot dog” etc., only to get told they didn’t understand sarcasm again and again until one poor fellow declared, “Hey, inertia, there are actually plenty of people on the spectrum that can’t detect sarcasm – including yours truly, half the time. It’s comical to me, but I don’t think it’s funny for everybody.”
The Inertia merely sneered.
Kicking the autistic a new low.
A change.org demanding apology currently in the works.
More as the story develops.