A video was uploaded on Facebook group Singapore Silly Cyclists, showing a woman knitting on a bus.
Here is the video.
In case you can’t see it.
Here is the caption accompanying the post.
“Video from Sandy : I saw someone knitting on the bus, this is quite dangerous. What happen if the bus jam brake? The needle might poke someone in the head. I hope bus company can stop passenger from bringing sharp object on bus.”
However, if Sandy was expecting commenters to agree with the post, things didn’t go according to plan.
Reactions were generally a bit needly towards Sandy.
With some questioning how knitting could be considered a hazard to someone’s head.
And what about the equally dangerous act of filming someone?
With one making this important distinction.
Knit the first time
Believe it or not, the issue of knitting on public transport isn’t a new issue.
Back in 2015, a Straits Times forum letter addressed the very real threat of knitting on the train.
Here is part of how the letter writer described the dangers of train knitting.
“At times, MRT trains lurch when moving or halting. If the woman is pulling the needle in an upward movement and is caught unexpectedly by a sudden staggering of the train, an involuntary jerk of the hand holding the needle may cause the needle to jab at a fellow commuter sitting or standing close by.
There will be very serious consequences if the needle impales an eye or other body part of a nearby commuter who could not move away in time. How can the injured commuter seek recourse?”
So this is either a troll 4 years in the making, or there are two of them.
Another knitting incident
Image collated from Singapore Silly Cyclist’s Facebook page