People Share Their Worst “Karen in the Wild” Stories

Trista - May 29, 2022
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21. Returning A Filthy Shirt

If you were to return an item of clothing, you’d probably do your best to ensure that it was as clean as possible without any stains to ensure that they would take it back. This “Karen” didn’t exactly get that memo, or if she did, she was too entitled to care. When her return was refused, she decided to go all postal and started screaming at them for not wanting to take the shirt back. It sucks that her husband had to come and apologize for her behavior; she should have really done it herself. [via Lovebuttonmyface]

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20. Causing a Ruckus

No one ever wants to be brought up with the police as a noise complaint because then you can become a little paranoid about how much noise you’re really making. But this Reddit user got permission from everyone else in the neighborhood, so they thought they were off the hook when they wanted to practice in their garage, on the weekend, at a time that wouldn’t disturb many people. Except for this “Karen.” The fact that she was the only annoyed one is a little justice in and of itself. [via aswespiral]

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19. Maybe Raise Your Children Right Instead

The only person who is in control of how your children turn out is you. Putting the blame on other people demonstrates a lack of responsibility or not providing them with the best guidance. Either way, it’s still on you as a parent. So this “Karen” asking someone not to work on their own car on their own property because they’re afraid their children will become “hooligans” makes no sense. Ma’am, your children, will become hooligans if that’s how you raised them to be. [via paracordwhore69]

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18. Being Extremely Spiteful

If someone were to ask you to help them move, you would think that they’d go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, especially if you have to stay overnight to help them move early in the morning. So when this “Karen” stayed up out of spite because “no one tells her what to do”? All of the commenters on this story had the right idea by saying that this Reddit user should have left “out of spite” so that she would no longer have a helping hand. This is the epitome of ungratefulness. [via Doogie34]

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17. Making Things As Difficult As Possible

It’s one thing to want to return sometimes, but it’s something else when you’re trying to return clearly used items without a receipt and without providing any helpful information to help make the return as easy as possible. This “Karen” thought she was so important that all they had to do was look her up in the system, yet she wouldn’t even provide them with her name, making this task virtually impossible to accomplish. At least she came back in and apologized for her behavior, so who knows what kind of conversation she had outside of the store. [via ChickenPicture]

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16. Let The Blood Flow

Some medical emergencies are much more important than helping a “Karen” with her groceries. But if she gets too pushy, then you get a story like this. No doubt, this Reddit user had a good laugh afterward at the sight of the woman’s face when she witnessed blood running down this person’s face. Maybe next time, she’ll be more considerate and let someone take care of her medical emergency instead of jumping to conclusions and assuming that it’s lousy customer service. [sassycoobert]

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15. Unfortunate Nosebleed Number Two

Unfortunately, this Reddit user didn’t get the pleasure of witnessing the shock of horror on a “Karen’s” face and ended up getting scolded instead for “bad customer service.” For something, this person couldn’t even control. “Just holding in” something that’s leaking out of your face isn’t easy if you don’t have a tissue on hand. Which is precisely what this person was going for when they were rudely stopped. It just seems like a no-win scenario whenever a Karen gets involved with normal people. [via iamenite]

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14. When Your Complaints Bite You In The Butt

Have you ever tried to move a refrigerator by yourself? Have you tried moving one with a friend? It’s not easy, is it? So why would this woman think that a pregnant person would be able to do so all by herself, up a flight of stairs to the second story of the hotel? And she wanted all of this done even after being offered an upgrade for free. Of course, when this “Karen” realized that she might have made a mistake after talking to the corporate office, she was made to pay the difference instead of getting the free upgrade previously offered. That’s karma. [via MadameMothman]

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13. You’re Not That Special

Fast food services are usually willing to make accommodations for specific dietary needs, but when it comes to theme park restaurants, there are very few alternatives. This “Karen” believed that since she paid for a ticket, she could get anything she wanted, even the impossible. She could have easily gone somewhere else to find food but instead wanted this Reddit user to reconstruct a meal that her daughter would eat. Which wasn’t their job in the first place. It’s unknown what the resolution was in the end, but our best bet was that it wasn’t anything justifiable. [via Reddit]

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12. Question After Question For No Reason

Helping someone out with a question should be an easy process: you provide an answer for exactly what they’re asking. Things become a bit difficult when “Karen” doesn’t like how you answer the question. Even after going through all the math about what an entire box of protein bars would be, you can be pretty sure that Karen didn’t even buy her protein bar in the end and made this Reddit user cry for no reason. We can only hope that she stepped on a few Legos when she got home. [via Scoozie]

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11. Not Your Child

The only people who should know what’s best for a child are the parents. Although others may butt in with their opinions, it is ultimately the parents’ responsibility to ensure that a child is happy and growing well. This mother wanted to encourage her child to feel confident to take risks, even if she got a little hurt in the process. “Karen” thought that that risky behavior was unacceptable and called this little girl “not smart” for wanting to try something new. At least she left in the end so that the little girl could keep playing. [via Reddit]

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10. The Problem With Coupon Queens

Coupons have expiration dates on them for a reason, and it means you have a limited amount of time to use them before you can’t anymore. But we’ve all heard the stories of Karens who save as many coupons as possible and believe they can still use them all after they’ve expired. This “Karen” decided to get the manager involved even after she’d been told her coupons didn’t work and started making up lies, maybe to get the Reddit user fired. Hopefully, it didn’t work. [via Skyninjataco]

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9. Karen Gets A Piece Of Humble Pie

The point of arcade prizes is that you have to play to get a certain number of tickets to trade them in for a prize. So if you have no tickets, you can’t get one. Yet this woman felt so entitled that she demanded that her child be handed a prize that they hadn’t won. Thankfully, this person’s manager stepped in and put her in her place, as well as embarrassed her in front of everyone else by having security take her out of the building. [via TimCos1246]

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8. A Manager Standing Up To A Karen

Here is another coupon story with a much happier ending. This “Karen” thought she could get away with expired coupons. And when she couldn’t, she demanded to see the manager. Thankfully, this manager was on the Reddit user’s side and made her leave the store instead of giving in to her demands. No one knows if “Karen” learned her lesson. However, at least she knew she couldn’t act a fool and expect to be treated with respect. [via d0n7w0rry4b0u717]

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7. It’s Just A Joke

Imagine being so entitled that you can’t even take a joke you’re not involved in. This store’s employees didn’t even act out in a way that affected her personally. Yet, she deemed it fit to get the manager involved simply because she didn’t like it. She wasted her effort, time, and anger for absolutely nothing. She should learn to take a joke instead of everything so seriously next time; then, maybe she wouldn’t have had several employees laugh in her face. [via gottemboi]

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6. The Loss Of A Job For Laughing

It sucks that this person was fired for something that obviously wasn’t their fault. You can’t help but laugh at other people’s stupidity and how stubborn they can be to admit that they’re wrong. Although this Reddit user lost his job, he definitely made the customer waste a lot of money and time having to order a completely new washing machine when it would have cost zero dollars and zero time to just switch the hoses around on the back of his washing machine. [via JohnCenaFanboi]

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5. Not As Fresh As You Want

If you unplug your fridge, it won’t stay cold. That’s because it uses electricity in order to get cold so that it can keep your food fresh. Why was this woman expecting to get a fridge that’s already cold? That would mean that it was in use before she got it, and she ordered a brand new fridge. Anyone with common sense would know they’d have to wait for a while for a refrigerator to become cold enough before putting their food in, but we guess this “Karen” just couldn’t wait. [via o0quicksilver0o]

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4. For Emergencies Only

Hospitals have very specific policies when it comes to prescription pills. Furthermore, they have to be followed by the letter. If they’re broken in any way, then people can get in trouble. Explaining that to this, “Karen” was beyond her scope of reasoning, it seems, and she ended up calling the cops to force this Reddit user to give her pills. The cops, of course, were going to follow the law and promptly threw the woman out of the hospital empty-handed. That was a sweet piece of justice right there. [via andrewfoxs]

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3. Half And Half

You’d be upset if you walked into a bakery and someone sold you half of a cupcake. That goes double if it already had a bite out of it. So what was the thought running through this “Karen’s” head when she thought she could return half of her chocolate cupcake for a vanilla one in exchange? What was she going to do? Eat half of that cupcake and return it too? You can’t just return food you’ve bitten into because it’s a health hazard. But her entitled brain couldn’t wrap her head around this concept, apparently. [via cabernetcat]

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2. Unreasonable Demands And Blame

If you leave something in the store, are you going to blame the employees for your mistake? Surely not, but a Karen doesn’t follow that line of logic. This woman left behind her card at a McDonald’s. She flew off the handle, pointing her finger at the person who’d served her. As if they’d held her card hostage and refused to return it. Of course, yelling at them didn’t change anything because she still had to go back and get it anyway, so that was egg all over her face. [via deadlysyntax]

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1. This Will Floor You

This Karen story takes the cake to round out the end of this article. You thought the previous stories were terrible? This Karen put her racism on display by stating she didn’t want any black men to install the flooring in her home. She definitely changed her tune when she demanded to see the manager and discovered that he was a black man. Unfortunately, we don’t know if she changed her mind about getting the flooring but we certainly hope she has a change of heart, and possibly reads some books about how to be anti-racist. [via Trompdoy]

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