Weâve all heard the dreaded cry, seen the distinctive look of entitled rage, and been subjected to the screeching, nails on a chalkboard voices that have risen in defiance of sense and reason. Yes, we have all had at least some experience with the horrid creature known as, the âKarenâ. Since I canât put all jokes aside let me at least go on record to say that not every woman ever labeled a Karen is really a Karen, especially in a country where entitlement takes on so many different forms that simply disagreeing with someone might make them a racist, bigoted Karen in the eyes of those that speak the word. But quite often, the moniker is earned, even if some folks tend to think of it as racist and hurtful. Thatâs pretty funny, to think that thereâs a race of Karenâs out there and we never knew. They must have been just waiting for the right moment to strike. And nowâ¦well, theyâre just as easy to laugh at as ever.
Do You Know Where Your Manager Is?
If theyâre smart then theyâre likely somewhere the Karen canât get to them since this is one of the favorite tactics of anyone thatâs been labeled thusly. Itâd be nice to say something like âOh, theyâre not all like thatâ, but the video evidence that continues to circulate on YouTube kind of makes it evident that A LOT of them are like that. For some reason, if a Karen canât get what they want right away, they turn up the volume, perhaps thinking that volume will solve what manners canât. Seriously, manners appear to infuriate a rampaging Karen, and itâs almost as useful as firing a .22 at the Hulk when heâs in full rage mode. There are a few things you can do when faced with a marauding Karen in a store environment or in the open:
- Donât make eye contact. Trust me on this one, DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT. Karenâs want attention, and they see people eyeballing them as an excuse to pounce. Whatever you do, avert your eyes.
- Never openly challenge a Karen. If youâre a female and you can out-Karen them, you might have a chance. But if youâre a man, sorry guy, youâre just out of luck. You can argue all day with a Karen and it wonât matter if sheâs in shape or not, she WILL outlast you. Walk away, run away, do what it takes to just get AWAY.
- Make sure you get video evidence. If you donât have a camera of any sort on you, follow the first two bits of advice, but if you do have a camera, get as much footage as you can. Then you can remind Karen that karma is indeed a beeyotch.
Just Go With Itâ¦
Trust me, no one knows why Karenâs are so angry, and we might never know. Itâs a mystery that might never be solved.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
Seriously, if you meet a Karen, don’t feel bad about laughing…from a distance preferably.