The Monday Peeve 45

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen. I have feelings!

Today’s peeve is topical, though they don’t have to be: I am sick of hearing about “Karens.” Yes, I get that some women are jerks, whoopdedoo. And for whatever reason, they’re called “Karen” instead of “Linda” or “Susan” or whatever other auntie type name. But you know what, a lot of men are jerks too ~ what do we call them? Nothing. They just get to do what they do, while everyone goes on and on AND ON about women who complain when they feel they’ve had crappy service or when someone is violating a rule. Yes, that’s simply the worst possible thing, especially if you have a “mom” haircut, god forbid.

What do men (who are jerks) do when they’re angry? Yell, stomp, grab a weapon, etc. That’s so much better than demanding to speak to a manager, isn’t it? I went along with the Karen thing for a while, but I’m now viewing it as sexist. Whiny Karens are NOT to blame for the problems in our society. In fact, complaining to a higher-up is the EXACT thing people should do (and why the option even exists) instead of screaming and threatening violence a la a man.

I’ve asked for the manager at times when it was clear the person I was speaking with couldn’t help me or didn’t understand me. I just did this a few weeks ago with an insurance company (asked for the supervisor). And guess what? The supervisor was able to resolve the problem and all was well. Guess I’m a Karen now!


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34 responses to “The Monday Peeve 45

  1. Pingback: The Monday Peeve | Sandmanjazz

  2. I know, right! What’s wrong with lodging a complaint when you need to do so!

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  3. I have seen “Ken” a few times recently. Maybe not the gun-toting type (I think Ken doll…), but a start…

    I don’t understand “Karen” – there were a few funny memes with a dog looking up and saying, “OK, Karen…” and then the dog’s complaint and then suddenly “Karen” had this whole other meaning that totally took me by surprise. When I asked someone, they said there were just as many memes with the dog saying, “OK, Linda, …” but nobody thought they were funny while everyone found them funny with just a change of name. Really odd…

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  4. Thank you for explaining that because I have seen it online a lot lately!

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  5. I guess I’ve been living under a rock, because I haven’t come across this particular gem of stupidity lately.

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  6. Remember the song Short Skirt Long Jacket? She’s changing her name from Kitty to Karen, she trading her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron.
    Love it.
    Trouble is, this Karen in the song probably wouldn’t bother trying to get her way at Walmart.

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  7. You know, until recently I’d never heard the term “Karen” in conjunction with an allegedly b*tchy woman. Still. Every “Karen” I ever knew (their name was Karen) was kind of a b*tch. Resting b*tch face and the whole thing. 😆 Some of us (me for one) have a lot more rude and derogatory handle for anyone who is a whiny turd out of place (we’re all stressed out and crabby; to me it only adds to my severe crabbiness to hear about someone else’s ‘poor sad me’). Well whaddya know? Perhaps I’M a ‘Karen’ and all! 😆 It’s NOT bad manners nor rude to speak up about sub-standard service. Well not to this Karen!

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  8. Only noticed the term “Karen” recently, still not sure what it means?

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  9. It seems some people just need to find new things to complain about. Hence the Karen. Do we need a name for those people too? Keeping it gender neutral, how about the Pat?

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  11. “Ok, Boomer” got boring I guess🤷🏼‍♀️ at first when the Karen thing came out it was about Gen X… I saw a few articles about Gen X people basically giving the middle finger to the new gen, younger, entitled people calling us Karen. Now it’s this whole new thing???
    I’m so glad I stay away from social media!! 🙄

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  12. I thought it was funny until that phrase popped up in the real world when people talk to each other in person. It’s like saying ” LOL”. Then it got on my nerves because instead of talking about their experiences people use ‘verbal shorthand.’ Seriously, if I’m not worth a sentence why are you in my life?

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  13. Excellent point! I call those men a%&#*#@, but they don’t get vligs devoted to them, do they?

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  14. I’ve seen Kevin or Kyle for the men. A Karen is an entitled customer with a certain haircut (google “karen haircut”) who screams for the manager. IOW, she’s not a customer making a complaint in a reasonable way. Don’t know why the name Karen is associated with this kind of woman, though. At any rate, Karens are a US thing. European retail workers do not have to cave in to bitchy customers in order to avoid write-ups or complaints to corporate.

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