The finish line is just a few feet away. You can practically reach out and touch it—feel the sturdy grasp of victory in your own two hands. And then you collide with a giant, immovable piece of metal.

Ouch. This clip by YouTuber redjarman was uploaded on Saturday. But I’m glad I only ended up watching it a few hours ago. Because now that I think about it, there’s no better visual metaphor for Mondays than Girl Villager running face-first into some obstacle while soaring through the sky in Mario Kart 8:

Poor Villager. We just need to give her more time to practice. Remember: she only just crossed into Mario Kart for the very first time. And we’re all still adjusting to the way Mario Kart 8’s new ludicrous speed has made running into everything much more commonplace.


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