Simone Biles is one of the most decorated American Olympians of all time, is arguably the greatest gymnast of all time, and is on the cover of not one, but three cereal boxes (Wheaties, Special K, and Corn Flakes). But 25-year-old Simone recently revealed that not everyone is familiar with who she is, or even how old she is, when she put a flight attendant on blast for operating under the assumption that she’s young enough to need in-flight activities like a low-attention child.
Most flight experiences can be generally categorized as: annoying. But that’s for people who just have to deal with the headache of stuffing luggage into an overhead bin while praying it doesn’t pop out like a can of spring snakes, or those who find themselves next to a passenger who refuses to wear shoes for the entire duration of the flight. That’s not taking into account any kind of embarrassment that involves a coloring book and crayons being presented to you as an in-flight bonus. People reports that Simone detailed her experience in an Instagram Story where she explained that a flight attendant handed her 25-year-old self a coloring book as she boarded the plane. The good news for Simone was that not everyone assumed she was a little kid who needed distractions like coloring books. The next flight attendant to approach her made good with a mimosa, which should mean that the flight attendant knew exactly who Simone Biles was, or that there’s a flight attendant out there getting children absolutely ripped off their faces on complimentary mimosas. However, that first assumption would be incorrect, because Simone noted that the flight attendant had to ask if Simone was of legal age to drink. So it looks like Simone might have been flying aboard an airline where all the flight attendants are members of a Facebook group called “Huh? There’s A Summer Olympics?”.
it hurts my brain that not one but TWO flight attendants would serve simone biles and not recognize her pic.twitter.com/Y80CkFiWpR
— christy fox (@christyecf) July 8, 2022
Giving a grown woman a coloring book like you’re doing her a favor is a pretty embarrassing move. But to be fair to that flight attendant, Simone Biles is tiny at four feet and eight inches tall. Well, maybe that flight attendant was coming off 2 hours of sleep, 3 cups of shitty airport lounge coffee, and 400 grams of hair spray fumes, and they made a very dumb choice. I know, I’m being far too kind here. There’s no way that flight attendant is receiving as much mercy from their co-workers. There’s a very good chance that flight attendant is getting roasted hard in the group chat for not realizing that they offered up a coloring book to a “child,” that also just so happened to be traveling alone, had the face of a grown-up, and was wearing a huge adult-sized diamond engagement ring from her fiance.