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‘She expected us to chase him’: Karen leaves her purse outside a store, then blames entire staff inside when it's taken

‘She expected us to chase him’: Karen leaves her purse outside a store, then blames entire staff inside when it's taken

Do people just leave their valuable belongings at random places hoping no one will take them, or is it just this one Karen? When I worked in retail, I had a few regular customers who would occasionally ask me to put some shopping bags behind the counter while they went to get their car. Some even asked me to keep an eye on their kids while they ran to a different shop or took a phone call outside. Either way, I am no stranger to weird requests from customers. But I have to say that when I read…
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'Your house is the joke of the neighborhood': Grinch Karen leaves petty note on neighbor's doorstep because of their holiday decorations

'Your house is the joke of the neighborhood': Grinch Karen leaves petty note on neighbor's doorstep because of their holiday decorations

What would the Holidays be without a Grinch? In this case, we have a Karen who simply could not stand her neighbor's Holiday decorations. Look, the truth is this neighbor might have overdone it a bit, but unless their decorations are aggressive or hostile, there is absolutely nothing this Grinch can do about it. It's the neighbor's property, not Karen's. It doesn't matter if she has been living in the neighborhood for five minutes or five years, nor does it matter if she is older. Thankfully, p…
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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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'[He's telling] all the neighbors we robbed him': Mysterious $300 gift basket gets accidentally delivered to the new couple on the block; furious Kevin blackballs them for 'stealing from his porch'

Delivery drivers make mistakes sometimes.
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'[What] do you mean you don't have tartar sauce?': Top 'Tales From Your Server' of the Year (2023)

'[What] do you mean you don't have tartar sauce?': Top 'Tales From Your Server' of the Year (2023)

Before we wrap up the dysfunctional year that was 2023, let's do a recap of the most dysfunctional customers servers were forced to encounter on the job. Being a server requires a certain bandwidth to be able to withstand a lot of unfair treatment from managers, Karens, etc. That being said, every so often, that bandwidth is tested no matter how much experience one may have in this field. Sometimes, customers demand something so outrageous (like seriously, dude? you can't live without tartar sa…
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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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'I can't fire him, because he's my boss': Customer lets her kid wreak havoc in store because she's 'the owner's daughter'

'I can't fire him, because he's my boss': Customer lets her kid wreak havoc in pool store because she's 'the owner's daughter'

Some customers will look at a sign that says “Don't climb on this” and then let their kid crawl all over it anyway. It's not that they can't read the sign, it's not that they didn't see it. They just don't care. Lots of customers are entitled, and they think that any mess they make in a store is not theirs to clean up. They believe that since they're the prized customer, all employees need to bend to their will, and bring out a broom to clean up any mess they make.
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‘In a world of entitled travelers, this is wholesome’: Not-so-Karenish Karen turns out to be a really nice lady, forgiving a flight attendant for jumping to conclusions

It's human nature to judge a book by its cover. Of course, we don't want to always assume things about people, but when you see a middle aged woman starting to get into a snark tiff with a flight attendant, what's your first thought? I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but my gut jumps to conclusions that we've got a Karen on our hands. But sometimes the gut can be wrong…
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'People don't know how to read': Karen refuses to listen to theme park worker's warning about swimming near alligators at her own peril

'People don't know how to read': Karen refuses to listen to theme park worker's warning about swimming near alligators at her own peril

Sometimes, rules are in place for your actual safety… In these instances, challenging the rules out of entitlement could come at a major price. Thankfully, in this story, no one got hurt but that very well could have happened to this Karen, who insisted that she and her two kids play in the water at a theme park in Florida known for having alligators and snakes. The theme park worker and his manager had to repeatedly warn this woman, and she of course interpreted their warnings as bossing her a…
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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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'The customer is king': 20+ retail workers share the craziest demands customers have made on the job

'The customer is king': 20+ retail workers share the craziest demands customers have made on the job

Many people say that working in retail builds resilience and character, but perhaps it just exposes you to the worst kind of people in this world. I guess in some sense, that builds resilience and character, but that has to be the only silver lining that comes with having to deal with entitled Karen customers on a daily basis. Otherwise, these workers deserve the kind of prizes and medals that heroes and soldiers receive because I'm sure it feels like every shift is an almost Sisyphean fight fo…
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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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'Sold out means sold out': Entitled hotel guests refuse to check out of their room, staff forcibly remove them

"You can't always get what you want..." Mick Jagger and the 'Stones famously taught us, before then going on to elaborate that “If you try sometimes, you'll find you get what you need.” While that's all well and good, and while this serves as a great message of inspiration about how one should never give up when the going gets tough… There are actually plenty of times in life when you might want something from someone else, and upon being told “No,” you should just take the “No” at face value a…
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'I now have her phone number, address, socials...': Christmas order mixup causes Karen meltdown, employee recognizes the name and begins plotting

Sometimes it's just the idea of revenge that gets the blood pumping. The sheer possibility that you could retaliate if you wanted to. But alas, when it comes to Karens in the wild –it's best to be the bigger person. Especially when said Karen is shouting and turning heads for no good reason. In this case, OP works at a sandwich store; everything is fine and dandy until a Karen demands for her order to be delivered a different day. Chaos ensues when she finds out that isn't a possibility. And by…
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'I do not want to give my bike to your spoiled child': Entitled Karen demands a teen to give his bike to her kid; teen holds his ground even when Karen tries to steal it

'I do not want to give my bike to your spoiled child': Entitled Karen demands teen give his bike to her kid; teen holds his ground when Karen tries stealing it

In a busy apartment complex, a 14-year-old boy who loved riding his bike found himself in a weird situation. As he was cruising through the buildings, another kid spotted his bike and immediately wanted it. The other kid started with an innocent compliment, but things got worse when his entitled mom, who we'll call Karen (of course), showed up and demanded the teen give up his bike because her kid was younger.
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'The look on her face was priceless': Karen tries to skim $0.30 off her order then gets charged an extra $100 after drawing attention to other errors on her receipt

Apparently some Karens can't do math
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