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'Karma eventually caught a Karen': Top Karens of the Week (April 15, 2024)

'Karma eventually caught a Karen': Top Karens of the Week (April 15, 2024)

Maturity and growth seem to be inconceivable concepts to the Karens of the world. These strange birds lack the self-awareness and the learning skills for serious self-improvement. Instead, they walk among us looking to project their frustrations and their entitlement onto their surroundings. This unfortunately means that the sane people among us are often on the receiving end of this unnecessary wrath. This week, we've got Karens throwing tantrums in the office, at a Gamestop, at a cosmetics st…
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'Anyone want to donate a $15k Rolex?': 20+ Choosing beggars who are making the world a place

There are a whole lotta people in this world and plenty of winding paths down which you can walk. While some choose the long and winding paths toward making the world a better place… or at least being a decent contributing member of society… a bunch of them are walking the short path of entitlement instead. At a certain point, you might expect that grifting would be more work than learning or earning an honest means of getting what you need, but that would defeat the purpose, which somewhere al…
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'I'm just doing my job...': Hotel clerk pushed to the brink after wife demands access to husband’s hotel room despite not being listed on the booking confirmation and refusing to verify her marital status

'I'm just doing my job...': Hotel clerk pushed to the brink after wife demands access to husband’s hotel room despite not being listed on the booking confirmation and refusing to verify her marital status

Serving customers is never an easy job, but working long hours and meeting high standards of service in the hotel industry makes it particularly difficult. The following story comes from an unhappy front desk employee at a hotel. The Original Poster (OP) has extensive experience working in the hotel industry, thus he is aware of security regulations and protocols. But when a particularly demanding visitor stormed into the hotel demanding access to her partner's room, OP's wits were put to the t…
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Kid wants a doughnut that isn't his, entitled parents won't tell him no: 'I refused a doughnut to a kid and then called his mom out'

You know… kids are dumb; it's really an undeniable and certifiable fact. In fact, it's not even a programming error rather it's actually one of the features of being a kid; you don't have to know everything or be responsible and can romp around; it's up to your parents, other guardians, or mining foreman to manage that for you and teach it to you in constructive ways. “You can't always get what you want” is one of those first lessons that you're taught in life, and has been an essential part of…
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Guy upgrades parking pass to get even and take Male Karen's prime parking spot: 'This is what happens when you act like a Karen'

Guy upgrades parking pass to get even and take Male Karen's prime parking spot: 'This is what happens when you act like a Karen'

Let's be clear: parking spaces do not belong to you unless you legitimately own them. If you stir up a fuss with someone because they snagged a public parking space that you usually can get, that's the luck of the draw, dude. There's nothing you can do about it. Sure, it's frustrating but there is no injustice here. So definitely pick and choose your battles before you decide to throw a tantrum. This Male Karen did not think twice before yelling at an innocent driver. That driver didn't even ta…
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'I was left speechless for the first time': Bank customer demands employees help him avoid "pressing 1 for English"

'I was left speechless for the first time': Bank customer demands employees help him avoid "pressing 1 for English"

There's no stopping customers from being their own worst enemies. They'll do that all on their own, with no help necessary, even from people who actually want to help them. Customer service representatives are no strangers to weird questions. People in the tech world are constantly having to remind people to plug in their electronics before getting upset that they're not working. Or for those working in food service, people love to ask questions like, “Is the chicken pot pie vegetarian?" It alm…
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Restaurant boss says all leave requests will be denied going forward, staff asks him if he's making an April Fool's joke: 'He was not'

Dodgy off-book leave policies are something that you just come to expect after a while of working in the restaurant or retail world. From the first time you go to book leave and are met with the strong insinuation that maybe you shouldn't be taking any leave at all, giving you reasons of being too busy or too understaffed to possibly afford to be a “man down," you're going to be feeling that old resigned feeling of knowing that this is going to be that kind of place. The reality is that you're…
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'It's not my fault': Client pays IT specialist $1000 after sharing the administrator password with entire team, leading to major technical issues

'It's not my fault': Client pays IT specialist $1000 after sharing the administrator password with entire team, leading to major technical issues

Workplace politics can be just as challenging and taxing as your actual job. Workplace politics can sometimes make your job harder than it needs to be. Just imagine how much easier life would be if we could speak our minds without fear and conquer every obstacle as it comes along. A cynical IT worker describes a client interaction he had in the story that follows. The Original Poster (OP) has been working in the IT industry for a while now. His experience enables him to distinguish between genu…
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‘Just go…’: Employee kicks entitled customer out after they refuse to leave at closing time

‘Just go…’: Employee kicks entitled customer out after they refuse to leave at closing time

It takes an absurd amount of patience and tenacity to work in customer service as at times it really seems like the clients are out to get you. However, as any seasoned customer service professional will tell you (from experience, of course), there is no one in the world worth jeopardizing your job for. The next story comes from a frustrated worker who is eager to get home. The Original Poster (OP) is a convenience shop employee who closes shop at precisely ten o'clock every night. But on this…
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'Do it or you're fired': School technician refuses to do science teacher's bidding after she demands he install 'wireless electricity', leaving her high and dry right before class

'Do it or you're fired': School technician refuses to do science teacher's bidding after she demands he install 'wireless electricity', leaving her high and dry right before class

The twenty-first century is notorious for its unstoppable and quickening pace of technological progress. That being said, some people may find it challenging to keep up with the rapid pace of development. What follows is a story about a tech support guy who is completely astonished. The Original Poster (OP) is employed at the primary school in his community. Therefore, part of his daily responsibilities is to assist teachers and ensure that their classes go off without a hitch. But OP wasn't re…
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'I just had my hair done!' Top Karens of the Week (March 24, 2024)

'I just had my hair done!' Top Karens of the Week (March 24, 2024)

Spring is almost upon us, which means more flowers, more sunshine, and apparently, more Karens. That's right, Karens seem to be running amok this week in a variety of settings that range from nail salons to fast food chains to cosmetics stores. We may be in that strange period in between seasons, where one day you're wearing shorts, and the next, you're wearing your puffiest winter coat. However, rain or shine, shorts or winter coat, these Karens seem to have been ready to put up a fight with j…
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20+ bizarre food delivery stories: 'A grown man [who] insisted that I refer to him as Snow White'

20+ bizarre food delivery stories: 'A grown man [who] insisted that I refer to him as Snow White'

Who hasn't had an embarrassing late night delivery story? We all get food cravings, especially after a long day or a night out. Sometimes, it's the only time you allow yourself to eat certain things. For me, that would be cookies and McDonalds. It happens more frequently than I'd like to admit, and when it does happen, I like to destroy all the evidence of the delivery once I'm finished eating and pretend like nothing ever happened. I mean, do calories even count after 11 p.m.? Though my intent…
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'You are not gonna scam me!': Male Karen accuses fast food worker of stealing $0.05, throws change at her

'You are not gonna scam me!': Male Karen accuses fast food worker of stealing $0.05, throws change at her

There are many instances in which it's worth confronting someone if you have been wronged. This story is not one of them. Here , we have a fast food worker who was nearing the end of a night shift and didn't have many bills left in her register. She explained this to a customer who was insistent on getting the exact change. No problem, but that meant that the worker had to give a considerable amount of that change in coins and not bills. This in and of itself infuriated the customer, who was at…
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'Karen tells me to stop the ride so I did': Amusement park worker spooks Karen on a ride after she makes fun of other kids

'Karen tells me to stop the ride so I did': Amusement park worker spooks Karen on a ride after she makes fun of other kids

Karma and Karens seem to go hand in hand these days. It's especially satisfying when the entitled humans of the world put negative energy out there in a public space and are shocked and appalled when they receive poor treatment in return. Sometimes, it's the universe coming back to bite these folks on the behind, or sometimes it's just an onlooker who refuses to allow further wrongdoing to occur. Here , we have an amusement park worker who witnessed a Karen customer making fun of a young 7-year…
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Karen accosts woman at campsite, tries to steal her heater, slashes woman's bike tires as payback

Karen accosts dude at campsite, tries to steal his heater, slashes his bike tires as payback

Apparently, the biggest threat when you're going camping is that you might spot a Karen or two lurking around. This Karen decided it was well within her right to shame another camper for having a nice portable heater to keep him warm on a relatively cold evening. Not only did she overhear him discussing the heater, but she also followed him all the way back to his camper and tried to barge inside and take the heater from him. Eventually, the guy's family saw the commotion and gathered to defend…
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'Teach that girl some manners!’: Grocery store karen offers father daughter duo unwelcome ‘advice’ while they wait in line for checkout, resulting in grocery store face off

'Teach that girl some manners!’: Grocery store karen offers father daughter duo unwelcome ‘advice’ while they wait in line for checkout, resulting in grocery store face off

Some folks enjoy stirring up strife and mayhem. We all know who these folks are, even though it may sound harsh. However, what do you do if you encounter those people? Do you give in so as to avoid a confrontation, or do you approach the Karen head-on with courage and confidence? The story that follows relates to the account of a clever father who decides to confront the grocery store Karen directly. The Original Poster (OP) had visited a grocery store with his baby daughter. To pass the time w…
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