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Park confrontation    The Newsy You: News of Today

Started May-26 by Showtalk; 2506 views.
Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-26

Yes, in the video, she did.  I would have liked to see the earlier interaction.  I wonder that when she saw him recording she why didn’t just walk away.

I had a run in with another shopper at the market. They don’t have direction arrows on the floor and three different times people I followed down the cleaning product row, turned around and walked directly toward me.  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.  I held my breath and squeezed past him and kept going.  As I passed I said he could have avoided the problem by not changing directions.  Then he really got angry and said Where does it say I can’t walk where I want to?  I said it doesn’t, but we are supposed to be 6’ apart. By then I was at the far end of the aisle and walking away so I kept walking. He shouted, You are crazy!  Anyway, I got to the register and I was not very happy. The checker said something about my mood and I apologized, and told him what happened.  He said, Next time, hit him with your basket.  I said What?  He said push the grocery cart toward him until he is forced to back up. Whoa, talk about escalation.  The point of this very long story is that we all deal with things differently and that the big markets don’t do very well at distancing.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

May-26

Remember the "entitled white woman". That can apply to any age.  People generally don't like being told what to do even by authority figures.  Add in general frustration, a racial component and a broken law, all bets are off.

 

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-27

Maybe she is a Karen in training. Maybe her dog was loose elsewhere and ran to the bird area.  Maybe she has been a past victim of violence and took self defense training.  Maybe he threatened her outside of the video.  Or maybe it is just as it appears and she is exactly what she appears to be.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

May-27

I bet on this:   "Or maybe it is just as it appears and she is exactly what she appears to be."

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-27

I do too and I did when I posted it, but I thought that would be a very dull discussion.  I guess no one else but has has an opinion on it.  

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.

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