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'My car is RUINED!': Entitled Karen ignores ticket for parking next to fire hydrant, faces instant karma as firefighters are forced to break car windows for hose access

'My car is RUINED!': Entitled Karen ignores ticket for parking next to fire hydrant, faces karma when firefighters are forced to break her car windows for hose access

We all know the agony of circling around multiple blocks in desperate search of a spot to parallel park on the street. You suddenly see your opening and do a little fist bump in relief, only to pull up and see a fire hydrant. A little part of me always wants just to snag the spot anyways and hope not to get a ticket. Well after reading this story, I think I'd rather circle the block for hours instead of risking parking next to a fire hydrant.
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‘I ended up working at that place’: Random chef on lunch break gets accosted by restaurant's notorious Karen customer, impresses their head chef and gets hired

Sometimes a beautiful thing can blossom out of something horrible. For example, a higher-paying job can blossom from how you handle a Karen tantrum. Which is exactly what happened to this Redditor . She was enjoying her lunch at a restaurant she did not work at. She had interviewed with them, but it was too soon to know anything about that. She had only an hour for lunch from her actual chef job at a completely different restaurant, so was trying to down her food as fast as possible. All of a s…
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'I almost lost my job over an entitled Karen': Theme park photographer encounters insensitive mother who yells at a Make-A-Wish kid's family, sees red

Nobody is safe from a Karen. If you are unaware of what a Karen is, lucky you. This is the kind of person who is so entitled that they would rather throw a 2-year-old-style tantrum to the police and any upper management that will listen than actually act like an adult and show some empathy. In fact, a Karen doesn't have an empathetic bone in their body. And a Karen can be any gender, age, whatever! It's about what they demand and how. This time a Karen reared her ugly head to a suffering family…
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‘She [laughed] and hoped I was happy having to work alone': Employee is the only one not invited to the company holiday party due to grade school level pettiness, HR does nothing

Company holiday parties can be SO amazing if you work in a healthy environment. When your coworkers are petty, managers entitled, and HR useless, then holiday work parties can turn out to actually be a huge source of anxiety. Take this recent employee who came to vent on Reddit. She was having a normal day at work until she stepped out to refill her water bottle and came back to an empty office. She looked around and found only one manager still there. She asked what was going on and the manage…
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'Mega Karen learns the terrifying power of Abuelita': 90 Lbs granny epically shuts down a Karen tantrum using a flipflop and a stern stare

If you had to bet your money on a large scary Karen versus a skinny old granny—always choose the granny. Karens are all bark and no bite. They think they're bite, but they're not the one with the flipflop throwing skills. Plus, have you ever stared into the eyes of an angry grandma? That stare will not only send chills down your back, it forces you to face your ego. It's quite impressive actually. Take for example the abuelita in this Reddit post . OP was at a grocery store when a Karen twice h…
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'[IT'S] LOOSE IN MY HOUSE BECAUSE OF YOU': Instant karma hits package thief who stole neighbor's parcel, unaware it contained a Tarantula

'[IT'S] LOOSE IN MY HOUSE BECAUSE OF YOU': Entitled thief faces instant karma after stealing neighbor's package, unaware it contained a Tarantula

So, there's this 30-year-old hobbyist who's really into collecting just about anything. He often gets his collectibles delivered to his house, but he has this new neighbor who's a real piece of work. She keeps stealing his packages. Even after the OP changed his delivery preferences to tell couriers NOT to leave his packages with her, the entitled neighbor still received them sometimes yet denied any knowledge of them. Or she would blame her 9-year-old son for opening them by mistake. Yeah, ok..
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'Because you are rude [and] she is nice:' Karen customer gets told off after employees ignore her and help more courteous woman

A little kindness can go a long way. For example, nobody is going to want to help you with something if you approach them with rage and entitlement. But, if you ask for help with zero expectations and a kind “please" and “thank you,” then you are WAY more likely to get help. Like, is that so difficult to understand? It turns out, for Karens, it is a completely alien concept . Take, for example, this Reddit post about a Karen in a grocery store. There were two people stocking the shelves—turns o…
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'I professionally shutdown Karens & Kens': 21+ Servers share their most satisfying customer shutdown stories

As someone who has worked many years in the service industry let me tell you, when an unruly customer gets what's coming to them, it is the most satisfying feeling in the world. Service industry jobs are usually low pay, you're running around on your feet all day, and you have to deal with the most entitled customers. It's not always like that! Sometimes you have great regulars and a fantastic team. But, unfortunately, those more annoying events are more common. The longer you work in the servi…
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'Dude, you just loiter': Older couple waltz around bookstore like they own the place never spending a dime, owner pulls a fast one on them by removing all chairs

Sometimes big problems require simple solutions. This seemed to be the case in the entitled couple vs small bookstore story we came across on Reddit. The bookstore employee recalls an older couple who oozed entitlement so much in the establishment that it ruined the comfort of big comfy chairs for everyone. This couple would come in, never by anything, but would sit in the only two big comfy chairs all day long, cut the line to demand free hot water, and even kick their feet up on the table SHO…
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‘I don’t work here': Grocery store Karen grabs electrician by the collar demanding ‘clean up in aisle 10,' he almost actually does it due to sheer craziness-levels

Karens gonna Karen no matter your profession. So whether you work in the service industry or are the CEO of your own company, nobody is safe from a Karen. Take, for example, this electrician's story on Reddit . He was hired, as an electrician, to do some lighting work at a grocery store. This was back when he was a young blue collar worker and still new to the trade. He was alone, on a ladder, working on the lights, very much looking like an electrician and in no way a grocery store clerk. And…
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'By god, he had me stressed on a Monday morning': Male-Karen throws a tantrum demanding a meal refund, turns out he's in the wrong restaurant

If there is one thing that working in the service industry tends to teach you, it's to hold your ground. You can't let everyone walk all over you, because there will be people who will most definitely take advantage of that weakness. For example, this server who either came encounter with a male Karen or a really empty-headed scammer. He was working a very slow morning shift, we're talking just several orders, enough to count on one hand. So when a mad came storming in demanding a refund, the f…
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'And no tip, of course': Customer refuses to read entire menu description and demands item restaurant does not offer, incompetent manager leaves novice server in charge

When it comes to sticky situation, you're going to want an expert in charge, right? Unfortunately, sometimes, like in the instance of this Redditor's story, the “expert” in charge is actually the worst. This Redditor was new to working the service industry. (They have since worked it for many years, but this was from the start.) The were working at a big chain steak house when they got a male Karen . This guy ordered something off the menu that did not exist. When OP pointed that out to him, he…
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'I'll never forget this interaction': Customer demands 'delivery drones' to avoid $25 shipping fee, phone rep is left speechless

Welcome to the modern era! Flying cars might not be the regular on the roads like humans hope for back in the day, but technology has advanced well beyond our wildest dreams. Now, we have the internet . *Cue angels singing and sun peaking out through the clouds* Now, with the internet, everything is made to be more convenient, like shopping, communicating, and even banking. (Yes, there are also many many negatives to the internet, but don't get me started on that…) One online banker seemed to g…
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‘She thought she was being super clever’: Employee tattles to the boss as a power move to force coworker to cover her Thanksgiving shift, ends up duping herself instead

It's that time of the year again, everybody! When you work at a place that needs to keep running during the holidays. This can include the service industry, retail, and even tech! Bet you have never even thought about how sight security and coding needs to continue smoothly even during the holidays. That means employees are trading shifts left and right to try and get a day off to spend with their loved ones. Most places you can just discuss it like adults amongst your coworkers and figure out…
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'Hire her and I'm gone': Office Karen turns into the 'boss's pet', getting a coworker fired who later blackballs her for a better position

Karma is a beast. What goes around, certainly comes back around one day. For those of us who have ever dealt with a coworker's bad behavior– whether they're bad mouthing other employees, stealing lunches from the communal fridge, or just generally being a narc –it's rewarding to see them fall from graces a bit.
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'A white elephant? In THIS economy?': Employee cracks silly Christmas office joke, Karen coworker tries to slam him for it, but HR deems it the 'company's usual permitted shenanigans'

The holiday season is upon us and workplaces all over the U.S. are starting to plan their ultimate end of the year shebang! This is the one time of the year that companies' tend to let the budget go over and the wine start flowing. Nobody wants to be a humbug! I mean, it's cold out now and it gets dark super early—we NEED something to celebrate. However, with society evolving, the holiday season can also be an HR nightmare. You get people taking advantage of the open bar at the work party, whic…
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