THIS!!!Dude's credit card has a dude's name on it and the staff refer to him as a dude is somehow someone else's problem? Go f*** your self, sh*t bag. I could care less how anyone identifies. However, forcing that on others is not appropriate.
So, sticking her fat nose into your shit, uninvited. With snotty, aggressive commentary, as if her baggy, drooping ass mattered to you in the slightest.I was attacked by a Karen for the first time last 4th of July.
I was driving around town looking for fireworks displays to watch over the trees. I was scooting about 5MPH through public parking lots with my headlights off so I could see, and some lady pulled up along side of me and told me my headlights were off. I said "thanks, I thought they were on". And then she said "They're probably broken". And that's when a red flag went up, but I still had no idea. I said, "well, I don't think that's the case, but thanks for letting me know". And as I started to drive off she yelled "you need to pull over and shut your car off".
I kept on driving. I still didn't understand, but knew something was weird. She was just some baggy thing, looked like she was in her 50's, plain ordinary car. Couldn't figure out WTF just happened.
And then all of a sudden it hit me: OMG, WAS THAT A REAL LIVE "KAREN"?? Wholly crap, I was just attacked by one of these things in real life (like, NOT on YouTube)!
How do you know she wasn’t in the process of changing her name?THIS!!!
If you wanna be Loretta instead of Larry, at least make the minimal effort to legally change your name?
So, sticking her fat nose into your shit, uninvited. With snotty, aggressive commentary, as if her baggy, drooping ass mattered to you in the slightest.
Wait Dave - are you agreeing that she was a Karen, or are you saying I'm being a Ken?
Prehistoric versions of the stereotypical Karen existed.
Don't ever for any reason work for this woman, remodel her house, contract with her, whatever. If you see her, run (not walk) the other way.
If you engage this person, you will lose. Because she is willing to lie, cheat, steal, confiscate your tools or other possessions, lie to the cops and fill out a total fantasy of a police report, even shit herself right in those Capri pants to come away with what in her mind is a "win" of some kind, no matter how twisted or distorted it may be.
Wide open, wild crazy-eyes too.
Avoid like the plague.
You're golden, pickle. She was inserting herself into your shit and trying to direct or redirect you. This is what Karen's do. They are collective pains in the ass, because they need to "matter", especially when they don't.Wait Dave - are you agreeing that she was a Karen, or are you saying I'm being a Ken?
Being once a kitchen and bath remodeler, I need no introduction to this early form of Karen. I could write a fucking manifesto on them.You, sir, are torrect!
Consider the scold's tongue/scold's bridle from the late Middle Ages. Sounds like something for a Karen:
Scold's bridle (Wikipedia)
Some people bitch about sexism or some shit, but men who behave the same way as Karens are despised just as much. We just haven't settled on a standard name. "Ken" seems to be the front-runner, though.
For the KarenKallers, San Francisco has a law complete with a SJW acronym: CAREN Act, Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. It may a good step, but I worry that someone calling 911 for someone who is truly acting suspiciously could be snared up in a racially-fueled media circus.
Avoiding them like the plague is sound advice. They are as you said, Machiavellian, and have aggressive and sociopathic personalities.
But don't count on the crazy eyes because they often don't show until they are in attack mode, and even then, they often turn into lyin' & cryin' eyes when the cops show up after the KarenKall.
Being once a kitchen and bath remodeler, I need no introduction to this early form of Karen. I could write a fucking manifesto on them.
"Machievellian" , in that they would almost hack off a body part of their own in order to achieve a "win", even if that win is a figment of their own imagination. Any end justifies any means, no matter how destructive or severe.
There needs to be a comprehensive case study on these women, and some sort of treatment developed. But they would just lie to the analysts, so that's pretty much a waste of time, as is all things concerning Karens.
i identify as a bank...
yall got any money to deposit?
When all of the BS started last year and there was a run on everything, my wife and I stopped into a few stores looking for some tissues and distilled water, along with some other things.A few months back, I was accused of being a Karen because I mentioned asking for a manager.
I think it was maybe tongue-in-cheek, but I have to say that there is a huge difference between demanding/screeching for a manager and telling the poor retail person in a polite way that you want to ask a manager if they can do what the cashier/CSR cannot.
I think LtDave32 would probably agree that the behavior of Karens -- and Kens -- is self-defeating. Flies, honey, vinegar and such. The unkindly customer gets the bare minimum, while the nice customer gets the extra mile.
You are on to something here. One of my early retail jobs in the '80s was as a cashier/clerk at an upscale, boutique-type, electronics and appliances store. The main bulk of the clientele was upper-middle class, so I came across plenty of Karens.
It wasn't until you posted this that I recognized them as Karens. I now see that they come in different forms. It think research would bear that out, which would likely complicate things.
After thinking about it, I guaran-f'kn-tee you that no such research will never be conducted because of the sociopolitical climate. Research professors would be cancelled, and no funding would be available because a lot of people would lose their shit, especially certain people.
i identify as a bank...
yall got any money to deposit?