An Entitled Karen Cut Him in the “Five Items or Less” Line Despite Having More Than That. So, He Called Her a “Natural Blonde,” Said She “Can’t Count to Five,” and Publicly Humiliated Her!

This user was headed toward the “Five Items or Less” line when a rude Karen cut in front of him despite having way too many items. So, he made sure she regretted her life choices!

Setting the Stage

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OP (Original Poster) stated this particular story took place years ago when he had a “.22 caliber brain and a .50 caliber mouth.”

In and Out Fast

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Many years ago, OP was at the grocery store with just two items in hand.

He headed toward the Customer Service desk, with a sign hanging over it that designated the spot as a “Five Items or Less” line.

Cutting the Line

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Just as OP neared the counter, an entitled Karen “ducked” in front of him. He was appalled when he looked at her basket as she had 12 to 15 items.

Here’s Your Sign

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The Karen had no need for rules and policies in her life, so she merrily ignored the sign and began unloading her items onto the counter. She didn’t even care that she cut in front of OP!

Checking In With the Staff

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He couldn’t believe the audacity of the woman. He looked at the cashier and pointed at the sign, then held up his hand with his fingers spread out to indicate the maximum amount of allowed items and gestured as a question.

Stuck in Silent Mode

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The cashier could do little more than look at OP and shrug. It was obvious she wasn’t allowed to say or do anything about the situation.

First Contact

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OP, not one to take things lying down, said to the woman, “You must be a natural blonde.”

Thinly Veiled Insult

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The Karen seemingly mistook his comment as a compliment.

She said, “I am! How did you know?”

Didn’t Watch Sesame Street

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OP pointed at the sign. Then, before the woman could react any further, he added, “Because you can’t count to five.”

Fast Retreat

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To OP’s delight, the Karen was immediately as angry as a nest of stirred-up hornets.

She paid for her items and was “out of there in a blur.”

Eternal Gratitude

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After the woman had sped off, OP noted that the cashier had a wide grin on her face. It was clear she had also enjoyed watching the Karen rush off in embarrassment.

Final Triumph

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OP was also quite happy with the outcome.

He told the cashier, “You probably aren’t allowed to say anything, but I can.” And so he had.

What the Community Has to Say

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The community immensely enjoyed OP’s story and agreed that he had encountered a Karen out in the wild and applauded his handling of the situation.

One user said, “Got her hopes all up waiting for a compliment and then trashed her like last night’s garbage. Creative insult that was 100% warranted.”

“Threw her away like yesterday’s jam,” said another Redditor.

Sharing Similar Stories

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Many Karens are roaming the world, and Redditors were eager to share their stories.

One user commented, “My son did something similar to a lady at the grocery store. I didn’t allow my kids to misbehave in the grocery store or at restaurants. So I’m grocery shopping with my youngest. We are in line to pay, and the child in front of us is just throwing a massive tantrum. Screaming, crying, hitting his mom, grabbing stuff off the display, and throwing it on the floor. My son—I want to say he was about four at the time—is standing beside me, calmly watching this. He turned to me and quite loudly said, ‘Mom, aren’t you glad I don’t act like that?’ The mother of the tantrum child hears it and whips around to glare at me like I had put him up to it. I just told her calmly that he came up with that all on his own. The poor cashier was turning purple, trying not to laugh. Tantrum mom finishes up, pays, and stomps out of the store. The cashier gave my son a sucker, and I bought him a candy bar.”

“One of my pet peeves is when the cashiers say, ‘I’ll take someone here’ instead of ‘I’ll take who’s next in line,’ especially when it is one long line that splinters off to different tills. Then some jerkface from the end of the line cuts in and goes next. It neuters my recourse,” added another Redditor.

What do you think? Did the Karen get what she deserved, or did OP go too far?

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