I‘ve something heinous to confess:
I-I’m mortified by the very idea of monkey bars.
See, when I was 7, I tried playing with one.
It was the worst experience of my life.
As such, I started giving excuses for my failures: I’m too delicate for that shit; the bars are rigged; people who swing on them are steroid-infested thugs and I’m proud to say I’m not one of them.
But people didn’t buy it. I was condemned, shut out and forced to weep in a corner.
And I reached a conclusion:
And then I saw it.
A video footage of an elderly lady clearing the monkey bars like a boss.
All of a sudden, I wasn’t quite so sure of my life motto anymore.
The video starts off normal enough, with a frail-looking, elderly lady perched atop a trolley and reaching for the bars.
She then teeters back and forth, seemingly hesitates and fidgets for roughly 30 seconds. I won’t deny; I started worrying about her at this point.
And then she lifted off.
This frail-looking, elderly lady then took a second to steady herself, before going for it.
Utterly nonplussed, I watched as she cleared one bar, two bars, three bars with all the grace of a seasoned professional. Suddenly, she wasn’t quite so frail-looking anymore.
Within mere seconds, she has reached the end.
I started clapping and cheering. This lady is da woman!
And then she took my breath away. Literally.
This woman wasn’t done with one round! She’s going for a second one!
I couldn’t believe my eyes. Again, she clears them with ease and reached the end before I even knew it.
And again, she wasn’t done.
She swiftly went for her third.
And her fourth.
Satisfied, she finally stopped.
And even then, she does it with all the grace of an Olympian gymnast.
She then moves to the side with her belongings.
Before gamely posing for a pic.
You can watch the full video here:
Posted by Li Stephan on Sunday, 23 July 2017
The Facebook video, which was posted on 24 July 2017, has since garnered over 21K likes and reactions, and 49K shares. The comments section, in particular, was filled with astonished reactions.
I wonder why, huh?
If you’re relatively healthy, young and fit and yet unable to ascend those bars…
What’s your excuse now? 😉
Although I must say, the phrase “My grandmother can do better than you!” really takes a whole different aspect in this case.
Because this grandma can swing those monkey bars way better than me, that’s for sure.
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