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Twitter Reacts To Simone Biles Being A Offered Coloring Book

“I said, ‘No, I’m good. I’m 25.'”

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You know Simone Biles. I mean, come on.

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She is beauty, she is grace, and she also just so happens to be 4 feet 8 inches tall.

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Recently, while appearing to be on a flight home from receiving her Medal of Freedom, Biles revealed on Instagram that flight attendants offered her a coloring book — which, ya know, are usually reserved for children.

i’m crying at the thought of a flight attendant giving simone bills the most decorated gymnast in history a coloring book because she is 4’8”

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 gold medalist joked in reference to the situation. “I said, ‘No, I’m good. I’m 25.'”

Though Biles turned down the offer, I — and many people who came across her post — must admit that the offer sounds very tempting.

Twitter: @MaggieMcNally / Via Twitter: @MaggieMcNally

Coloring books being offered on planes feels like the perfect distraction for flight anxiety.

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

Twitter: @RoJoHen / Via Twitter: @RoJoHen

And while half of commenters mused on the joy of coloring books, others related to Biles’ experience with tales of their own short king/queen woes, like this 36-year-old who is still offered children’s menus:

@mattxiv Checking in at 5′ tall and currently 36 years old. 🙋🏻‍♀️ Within the last couple of years I was offered the children’s menu & crayons when out to dinner with my now-wife and a friend. Makes me wonder what strangers think when I answer the door at my own house.

Twitter: @littlestdeering / Via Twitter: @littlestdeering

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

@mattxiv I’m 4’11 and once a salesman knocked on my door and when I answered, asked if my Mum or Dad was home. I was in my early 30’s and the home owner. After my initial shock I just said no and shut the door 😂

Twitter: @lisamcneil47 / Via Twitter: @lisamcneil47

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

@mattxiv I was legitimately carded through my 30s and was charged the student rate at the community pool in my mid-30s. 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 unsuspecting adult was just minding their business, waiting on an Uber when a school bus stopped to pick them up:

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

Twitter: @darielleWTH / Via Twitter: @darielleWTH

Sometimes, though, commenters said the experience can be a little condescending.

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

Twitter: @phoebeplagens / Via Twitter: @phoebeplagens

But Biles seems to have taken the mixup in stride. What a queen!

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