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Started May-26 by Showtalk; 2503 views.
Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

May-27

Maybe too early in their days...

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-27

Yes maybe.

Showtalk said:

by the time he started filming the man was calm and polite, but she said he had been shouting at her. It’s possible he was shouting at her and when she reacted, he calmed down to film.

Sounds like she was going full Karen mode, as the claims of shouting, claims of assault, and other things like that are typical of their modus operandi, their go-to nuclear weapon to haul out of the golf bag of tricks much like one would reach for the sand wedge when the ball ends up in the sand, or the putter if the ball is on the green.

When a Karen doesn't get her way, especially if she's in the wrong and is called out on it, she usually goes nuclear because it has worked in the past. Typical entitled person behavior.

Jeri (azpaints) said:

Wow...just saw the entire video...she was the aggressor and totally in the wrong. Got fired today.

Good  thing then, because it took another unhinged Karen going ballistic out of action. The public now has one less stressor to worry about.

Showtalk said:

I was approached by a sketchy man in a somewhat empty parking lot who tried to get me to roll down the window, but he was acting irrationally.

We get a lot of those kind of situations out here during the oil boom, and just yesterday I saw some homeless looking dude gesticulating wildly while apparently shouting at the air. At first I was thinking some kind of medical issue the way his arms and hands and head bobbing back and forth like how a bird walks, seemed kind of spastic.

Then the next thought was "schizophrenic off his meds" and veered a lane over just in case he decided to wander into traffic or something.

These days because of the number of and aggressiveness of panhandlers on the street, I have been known to skip shopping or gas stops and keep flowing with traffic if I see one of them accosting people at the gas pump or something.

Mostly because there's no telling what they might be high on, or what withdrawal symptoms they might be going through at that moment.

Showtalk said:

Each time, I backed out so they could leave. Finally, I decided I would be there all day so I started to enter the aisle again and a man pushed in front of me, so I let him pass and then followed him. Then he turned around and came toward me. I asked him to please maintain 6’ between us and stop walking toward me. He went ballistic and started calling me names and told me to get out of his way.

Wonder what he'd have done if you'd have coughed or sneezed at him in reply to his saying to get out of his way.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

May-28

Oh, she won't necessarily learn better behavior; she may edge into a "deserve revenge" mode.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-28

She was extreme.  Now we have seen a real Karen in action.

Jeri (azpaints) said:

Oh, she won't necessarily learn better behavior; she may edge into a "deserve revenge" mode.

Yeah, those kind often do. Trying to find another story like this where Karen absolutely would not back down and accept she was wrong, even when a judge told her so - -went to jail a couple of times for contempt of court, then violated a couple of protective orders, got caught on camera committing a couple of felonies (criminal mischief, automobile burglary, federal mail tampering), and finally went to prison.

But of course such complete off the rails escalations are fortunately rare, which is why they make headlines and of course stories go viral online. It's the next generation version of watching Judge Judy, or for the more over the top performances, Jerry Springer or Maury Povich. (sadly I know who they are from hauling someone to numerous doctor appointments over the past couple of decades, when they had a TV on in the waiting room in the middle of the day).

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-28

We can have compassion for people and still not want to be on the receiving end of their behavior.  I was out with friends in a patio cafe last year when a homeless woman came over and demanded on give up her coffee and another give you a pastry.  She wanted their food, not money or fresh food.  She was very angry and shaking her fist.  Then she said a woman was racist. The poor woman is 96 1/2 and just wanted to eat her breakfast in peace.  So I stood up and pointed inside the coffee place and told her they might give free food to her if she goes in and asks.  I wasn’t sure but sometimes those places have a small store of freebies they don’t advertise for situations like that, as long as they aren't overrun.  It’s an area that has very few homeless people on the streets because they have a good shelter system and they sweep them up and send them to the shelters. Then I left and went to the market next door. I told a friend who works there about the interaction and was told they must call the police if there is a chance someone might get violent.  I didn’t see violence there, but I could have been mistaken.

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