We’ve all seen one out in the wild. Many of us more than once. Their natural habitats include retail shops, restaurants, and hair salons, but they can also appear online on review pages and over the phone. Basically, you’ll find them anywhere hospitality and customer service flourish because they prey upon anyone wearing a nametag. The most elite among them don’t even need a service transaction to show their prowess; they only need another human living their life or doing their job to trigger the floodgates of the complaint center of their brains and launch into an attack. Today we’re talking about the Kens and Karens who have added enough extra salt to our Redditors’ day to make them type all about it on the internet. Some of these Kens and Karens might sound like your aunts and uncles, or maybe you’ve even been in their shoes on a bad day.
Is This A Hobby?
When we think about Karens, we automatically think of raging middle-aged women sporting short A-line bobs a la 2008 Kate Gosselin, but the boys can be just as bad. Karen’s male counterpart is called a Ken, and this one looks like he has way too much time on his hands.
Sure, it’s ultra annoying when you’re trying to get the best deal while shopping and feel like you’ve been bamboozled when you find out the ad offered your items for less than you paid, but how many people take time out of their day to call up the store and get into a verbal joust over a dollar?