In news that may or may not suggest that an ape uprising is most certainly imminent (maybe stock up on extra bananas, just in case), the moment that a monkey took a bank worker hostage has been caught on video. Check it out in the clip below:
The animal apparently wandered into Axis Bank at Nirman Vihar, India and proceeded to climb on top of the man before sitting on his head. Understandably, the bank worker was too scared to move.
But enough about the bank worker, who definitely fails to see the funny side of his predicament. Because judging from the video footage, everyone else in the bank had an absolutely fantastic bloody time during his ordeal.
And you can't really blame them.
The laughs are deafening in the bank as the monkey gets himself nice and comfortable on the worker's shoulders. They then reach a fever pitch as the creature attempts to hump the poor bastard's head in front of a captive audience.
One local confirmed that the whole incident was a ruddy good laugh riot for everyone involved - except the worker, of course.
"The customers watched this incident with amusement and they laughed at the action of the monkey," they said.
"[The monkey] also tried to hump the worker's head a few times, before leaving."
In an act that can only be taken as the monkey getting territorial over its newfound human throne, it also bared its sharp teeth at onlookers, which - suffice it to say - does manage to quell the laughter more than a little.
After all, though we can all appreciate the comedic potential of the humble monkey, the creatures are also notorious troublemakers with a history of causing chaos and occasionally even killing humans, in India.
In October last year, a 72-year-old man in India was stoned to death when monkeys threw more than 20 bricks out of a tree at him. Earlier that month, a bus driver got into a load of shit with his superiors after he was filmed allowing a monkey to take the wheel.
And now they're just wandering into banks and using humans as their own personal wank-toys. Cool, cool, cool. Nothing to be concerned about there.
Personally, I welcome our new monkey overlords and look forward to arguing with them about overdraft charges as and when they do finally take over. There's a film script in here somewhere...
Words: Amy Roberts