Twitter responds to Simone Biles’ coloring book offer

“I said, ‘No, I’m fine. I’m 25.'”

You know Simone Biles. I mean come on

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She’s beauty, she’s grace, and she also happens to be 4ft 8in tall.

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Recently, as she appeared to be on a flight home after receiving her Medal of Freedom, Biles revealed on Instagram that flight attendants had offered her a coloring book – which, as you know, is usually reserved for children.

I cry to think of a flight attendant giving Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, a coloring book because she’s 6’1″.

Instagram: simonebiles / Twitter: @mattxiv / Via Instagram: @simonebiles Twitter: @mattxiv

“Not the flight attendant trying to give me a coloring book when I board,” the Olympic champion joked about the situation. “I said, ‘No, I’m fine. I’m 25.'”

Although Biles declined the offer, I – and many people who have come across her post – have to admit that the offer sounds very tempting.

Twitter: @MaggieMcNally / Via Twitter: @MaggieMcNally

Coloring books offered on airplanes feel like the perfect distraction from the fear of flying.

@mattxiv Honestly, they should start offering everyone a coloring book. Who doesn’t like to paint?

Twitter: @RoJoHen / Via Twitter: @RoJoHen

And while half of the commenters reflected on the joy of coloring books, others referred to Biles’ experience with stories about their own brief king/queen woes, like this 36-year-old who’s still being offered children’s menus:

@mattxiv Check in at 5′ tall and currently 36 years old. 🙋🏻‍♀️ In the last few years, I’ve gotten the children’s menu & crayons when I go out to eat with my current wife and a friend. It makes me wonder what strangers think when I answer the door in my own house.

Twitter: @littlestdeering / Via Twitter: @littlestdeering

Or this woman who was mistaken for a child when a door-to-door salesman knocked:

@mattxiv I’m 4’11 and once a salesman knocked on my door and when I answered he asked if my mom or dad was home. I was in my early 30s and a homeowner. After my first shock I just said no and closed the door 😂

Twitter: @lisamcneil47 / Via Twitter: @lisamcneil47

This 30-year-old is still carding but finds joy in being mistaken for a student and getting student discounts:

@mattxiv I was legitimately carded into my 30’s and was charged the student rate in the community pool in my mid 30’s. My then boyfriend’s roommate’s girlfriend lectured my boyfriend about dating someone so young. He was 35 and I was 38. Small women are often underestimated.

Twitter: @HomeSweetHome63 / Via Twitter: @HomeSweetHome63

And this clueless adult was just going about his business and waiting for an Uber when a school bus stopped to pick her up:

@mattxiv I always tell the story of how the middle school bus stopped for me while I was waiting for an Uber one morning, lmao I was 27

Twitter: @darielleWTH / Via Twitter: @darielleWTH

However, at times commentators said the experience can be a little condescending.

@mattxiv Deceased. I’m 5’2 and when I was a teenager adults would sometimes kneel down to “get up to my height” to talk to me like I was 5.

Twitter: @phoelagens / Via Twitter: @phoelagens

But Biles seems to have taken the mix-up calmly. What a queen!

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