Croatian Karen

Hello everyone and welcome to an episode of me being heated. 

I have spent the day stuck with my laptop working on editing my  vacation vlog and actually learning how to edit a vlog and I postponed going to the store. In the evening I decided to go to the store to pick up some stuff I need and to take a walk because I have been staring at the screen for hours.  

It became mandatory to wear a mask in stores and I always have them in my bag. So I grab the things I need and go the checkout counter. There were three people in front of me and a few behind me and only one checkout counter was working. This is a common thing in this particular store. They have about 5 checkout counters and mostly only one actually works.  

The guy working at the checkout counter is obviously new or is a student working part time. He had a woman complaining about something, wanting to speak about it to someone and she was nagging him while he was charging a man for his purchase and then the Croatian Karen behind me opened her entitled mouth.  

She asked the guy working there if he could call another employee to open a second checkout counter so that we wouldn’t have to wait in line and I agreed. In this situation, it’s not ideal for people to stand in line at the store. He had to call someone about the woman complaining about the product and when the Croatia Karen realized that the second employee wasn’t there to open a checkout counter but to attend to the other client she went off.  

“We want you to open another checkout counter. What is this, open another checkout counter!!!!” 

And then she addressed him in a very rude manner. Let’s say she said something like “Hello boy, can you hear me”. I wanted to punch her so badly. I just wanted to punch her. Everyone was standing in line, waiting calmly and she was there being entitled as fuck. Everyone feels uncomfortable wearing a mask and no one wants to stand in line but shit happens. No one forced you to come to that store. If it was uncomfortable for her to wear a mask she could’ve stopped and asked herself how uncomfortable did the workers feel having to wear them for 8 hours. It is a problem to have people standing in line waiting in a store but it’s also the workers who are there for 8 hours dealing with customers and are at a bigger risk of getting the virus than a person that comes, buys and exits.  

People, I wanted to punch her and it took control and a lot of inner self talk to prevent myself from telling her to shut up. Luckily, another coworker came and opened a checkout counter and I don’t think it’s necessary to mention that all of the customers moved so that she could go to the checkout first.  

Karen didn’t even exit the store properly, she was already taking off the mask. The only thing more Karen than this is Karens not wearing masks at all. 

Anyways, I bought myself some chocolate as well so I am happier now and not heated anymore. 

 Sending love and positive vibes 


5 thoughts on “Croatian Karen

  1. Hehe. This fiery attitude reminds me of the one my blog is dedicated to, also from Croatia. 😀

    Nothing like blowing off some steam, through a complaint post.


  2. The world is so full of entitled people who think the world should stop just for them because their needs and desires are so much more important than the rest of those who inhabit this vast planet. There are a lot of “Karens” in the world and a lot of “Karls.” These folks think everything is about them! I’ve noticed in the past few years this entitled attitude has skyrocketed. Glad to hear that it isn’t only in the USA. Just yesterday, I got honked at twice because evidently I waited too long for the light to change. I got accosted a year ago by a “Karen” in the arboretum who actually called the police because I was walking my dog there. There was a big sign with doggie-doo bags saying dogs were welcome. She swore up and down that dogs weren’t allowed there. I wonder if perhaps she thought the doggie doo bags were for humans! Danged idiot she was! The cops didn’t even approach me. She was a coward and left the arboretum before they got there. The arboretum staff talked to them while I walked. Thanks for letting me vent.

    1. Karens are all around the world, unfortunately. I really needed to vent because her behavior triggered me especially because I worked as a waitress and I know what it’s like putting up with stuff like this and not being able to fight back because you have to be kind and friendly. People like this are just horrible to put up with.

      1. Oh yeah, I know exactly what you’re talking about. I was a waitress and I also worked fast food a few decades ago. There are people who know they can get away with rudeness when they know a person can’t defend themselves. Sometimes I think it should mandatory for everyone to work as a waitress or at fast food just to learn to respect those workers. As a result of my experience, I am especially kind and leave a decent tip. We could probably both write books about our experiences! Have a wonderful week ahead-I enjoy reading your blog.

  3. I’m surprised that “Karen” is universal. I just thought it was here in the US!

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