Acting like an entitled, spoiled brat won’t win you any favors and won’t make you any new friends. In fact, you’re bound to lose a few if you don’t tone it down and continue making other people’s lives a living hell.

To you and I, these people are simply huge jerks who are best left ignored. But to the internet, they’re known as ‘Karens,’ no matter their actual gender or real name. Shaming ignorant Karens has become so huge, it’s even spawned its own subreddit, the ‘Eff You Karen’ community that shows everyone how not to act if you want to be a good person.

In the mood for some more examples of unearned entitlement and outrage? Once you’re done upvoting the pics that made your jaw drop in this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous article about the ‘Eff You Karen’ community right over here.

#1

Just Do It

Just Do It

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Sarah
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this one. It's like telling them that everyone who drinks H2O is going to die and suddenly they want it banned.

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#2

Karen Time

Karen Time

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
2 months ago

*ROUND OF APPLAUSE*

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#3

Karen Alley Is Out Of Her Mind

Karen Alley Is Out Of Her Mind

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Sarah
Community Member
2 months ago

Ssssssizzle!

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The ‘Eff You Karen’ subreddit, founded in late 2017, is now homing in on the 1.2-million-member mark. Some of the subreddit’s rules include avoiding political topics, avoiding witch hunts, and censoring social media identities in order to protect the people being poked fun at.

They might be in the wrong and be way too entitled, but there are very few people who actually deserve being spammed by a bunch of angry internet users. Everyone makes mistakes and we need to leave enough room for people to grow and become better. Though, of course, that’s not an excuse for acting like a horrible, entitled person in the first place.

#4

A Celebrity Karen

A Celebrity Karen

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Indra Servo
Community Member
2 months ago

old men forget he's not a slave owner anymore

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#5

Anti Vaccine Karen

Anti Vaccine Karen

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WildHoneyPie
Community Member
2 months ago

Ooh, maybe a plexiglass box!

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#6

Damn It Karen

Damn It Karen

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Emilycookie
Community Member
2 months ago

absolute idiot

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In a previous interview, I spoke about Karen memes and the context surrounding them with Matt Schimkowitz, Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor. According to him, there’s lots of potential for the meme to be insensitive and even offensive to women, so care must be taken when using this type of humor. He put it very plainly that we should all meme with caution, whatever the meme might be.

#7

The Logic This Karen Has Is Very Small

The Logic This Karen Has Is Very Small

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WildHoneyPie
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, I know! Let's all inject disinfectant instead!

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#8

This Karen Is Being Racist Against A Dog

This Karen Is Being Racist Against A Dog

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Emilycookie
Community Member
2 months ago

she literally can't see the dogs color!!!!

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#9

Uno Reverse

Uno Reverse

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
2 months ago

Not a Karen. Just smart.

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“As [the meme] grows from a parody of a common social experience of someone demanding to speak to a manager to a statement about white privilege, the stakes over the meaning of the meme grow as well,” Matt told Bored Panda.

#10

The Og Karenavirus

The Og Karenavirus

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Chris
Community Member
2 months ago

Get in your box, Karen.

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#11

Karen Didn’t Do Her Research

Karen Didn’t Do Her Research

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Seems like Bozo needs to reevaluate his life choices and the validity of his presence on this earth.

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#12

Ran Into The Most Entitled Male Karen At The USPS Today

Ran Into The Most Entitled Male Karen At The USPS Today

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Sarah
Community Member
2 months ago

That dude gets his just desserts every day by just having to live with himself.

Eric Law
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Not really, he probably thinks absolutely everything wrong in his life is someone else's fault. People who behave that way usually aren't very self-aware.

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Dave In MD
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone 50-60 is not a baby boomer. (IDIOT THERE I SAID IT).

Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
2 months ago

 Baby Boomers: Baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964. They're currently between 57-75 years old 

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Valisbourne Spiritforge
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow again. However, I'd like to point out that 50 is most likely NOT a boomer. That's probably Gen X

Georgia Hebert
Community Member
2 months ago

True. But I'm sure every generation has their Karens and Kyles.

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ravn
Community Member
2 months ago

As a 55-year old, I take exception to being lumped in with the so-called "Boomers". I am either an elder statesman of GenX, or (as I prefer) part of a new lost generation.

Artoonist Corine
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you! (from another "elder" Gen x (1967)

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah I resent the sweeping generalization of him being a boomer that everybody from that generation would cause a problem. He’s just an ass. They come in all sizes and all ages and all genders.

Seabeast
Community Member
2 months ago

Um... a 50 year old is not a "boomer".

Scarlett O'Hara's Ghost
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope this is an old post.. boomers are in their 60s at least. Young ones. Most are late 60s 70s..

Pavlina G
Community Member
2 months ago

Since when is someone 50-60 a Boomer? Dang. I guess I’m a boomer.......lol

Don't Look
Community Member
2 months ago

Uhm, literally everyone missed the point here. And a boomer is not 50-60. Likely a generation x.

Nic Dudley
Community Member
2 months ago

Aren't Gen X people in that age range now not Boomers?

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, at least on the younger scale. Just goes to show that "being an idiot" is not a generational flaw.

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Blackheart
Community Member
2 months ago

A**holes come in all ages

Brandy Grote
Community Member
2 months ago

50-60 is Gen X, you numpty.

Paddling Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

"Numpty". Thank you for this. Yours truly, a Gen X'er.

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

With those types of people, whatever you do, you are always wrong.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
2 months ago

I think this man was standing up on principles but to use that attitude towards others is totally wrong. The cashier didn't make the prices and the woman offering to pay the odds was just being a good Samaritan.

Maris madness
Community Member
2 months ago

50 and a gen xer not a boomer

Timothy Walker
Community Member
2 months ago

BTW, male Karens are called Chads.

Georgia Hebert
Community Member
2 months ago

I thought it was Kyle.

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Anna Harding
Community Member
1 month ago

50-57 could be Gen X. But we’re the forgotten generation. That’s okay: we don’t want to claim him anyway 🤣

respulero
Community Member
2 months ago

paying unsolicited, without asking first, was very rude too

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
2 months ago

? Whut? If someone clearly has money struggles, you just ask them "Hey, is it okay if I pay for you?" How is that any less rude?

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_𝕔𝕙𝕠𝕔𝕠_𝕝𝕠𝕔𝕠_
Community Member
2 months ago

"This gentleman lost his ever loving s**t"

Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Small dïck syndrome.

Ronna Stefan
Community Member
1 week ago

People who are currently in the 50-60 age range are not Boomers.

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people just like being angry.

Sue Phillips
Community Member
1 month ago

50-YEAR-OLDS ARE NOT BOOMERS! WE ARE GEN-XERS!

Marnie
Community Member
1 month ago

Um....50 year olds are not "BOOMERS"!

Marnie
Community Member
1 month ago

And the implication is that this has something to do with his age. Generalizing a category based one person's action is the definition of stereotyping.

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Sarra R
Community Member
1 month ago

50 isn't boomer. 50 is older edge of gen x. Close to boomer. But I believe boomer starts around 1962 ish?

Michigan Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

as a boomer, allow me to say: i went to school with these shitheads. they've always been like that, and boy howdy, they've always been the largest block of folks in that age group. unfortunately. they were ass holes when they were kids, and well...

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
2 months ago

that male Karen's lullabies are the tears and cries of The Souls of the Damned(you have no idea how long I have been waiting for an opportunity to say that)

Black Karen
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay but did he pay and storm out or did he get the change? If not did you take it? Did you pick up your $5? If you're gonna tell a story tell the story geez.

Michael Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

This dude is a lunatic,but for the record just saying the word “boomer” is a real Karen thing to say.

Guðrún Sveinsdóttir
Community Member
2 months ago

They come in all disguises!

Robert May
Community Member
1 week ago

Have had the USPS refuse $50 bill!

Eileen Baird
Community Member
1 week ago

So Karens can be men? Good to know.

Ashley Lynne
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow what a d**k

William Mahoney
Community Member
1 month ago

Very astute Sarah, agreed.

Thomas Turnbull
Community Member
1 month ago

Good for you

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

You shamed him for the rest of the month. Well done!

Robert Blyth
Community Member
1 month ago

What a jerk

Meami
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummmm. Boomer has nothing to do with the old guy's attitude. He's just an ass.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 month ago

The clerk doesn't make the rules.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 month ago

It takes all kinds, to make this xxxxx world go around !!!

Wednesday
Community Member
1 month ago

He'd have to be over 56 to be a boomer. I'm 53 and gen x thankyouverymuch...

Anna Bender
Community Member
1 month ago

not all boomers are like that so I don't know why t was important to say that.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

BTW a person in their 50s is not a boomer. The years to be a boomer are 1946-1964, so unless this comment was written in 2014 he's not a boomer. That being said some boomers feel entitled. They are the elder of the crowd and feel everything is owed to them... WRONG!!!! And I am a Boomer. These kinds of people really irritate me!!!!

Edie Hart
Community Member
1 month ago

No good deed goes unpunished.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
1 month ago

I am betting his life is quite lonely, even if there are people ALL around him.

Gregg Bender
Community Member
1 month ago

(Sigh.) Really? Will those "age brackets" are just to divide us all. Don't buy into it.

April Pickett
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, at least he left. Your turn.

nala simba
Community Member
1 month ago

Um! What made you think he was a "gentleman?"

Granny
Community Member
1 month ago

CAN YOU SAY ''NITSHIT''

Allison Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

His behaviour is obviously disgusting. And I hate all this boomer/millennial/gen z classification crap. But if you must use it - use it properly. A ‘baby boomer’ would be in their 70’s now.

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
2 months ago

50-60 is most likely Gen X, he just had a Boomer attitude. :)

Iggy
Community Member
2 months ago

https://www.kasasa.com/articles/generations/gen-x-gen-y-gen-z#:~:text=Baby%20Boomers%3A%20Baby%20boomers%20were,million%20people%20in%20the%20U.S.)

Angharad Eatough
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't understand, if he can pay and has more than enough money, why can't he do it without complaining?

Stephanie Thesing
Community Member
2 months ago

Never happened.

Nailycat
Community Member
2 months ago

If you don’t want to pay then don’t

Sueet2b
Community Member
2 months ago

Lunatic.

Stacy S.
Community Member
2 months ago

That's "Chad"

Mia
Community Member
2 months ago

Just can't please everyone anymore

Smelli Mel
Community Member
2 months ago

Why blame the people who work there? They didn't think up the prices.

Mustn’t eat the mango 🥭
Community Member
2 months ago

He was just trying to help that lady.

Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats not baby boomer, thats generation x, but slang gonna slang I guess

KT
Community Member
2 months ago

money can't buy class, too bad for that a-hole

Purr·maid
Community Member
2 months ago

'𝐾𝑒𝑛' 𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒.

Robert Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

God Bless America!!!

Mike Loux
Community Member
2 months ago

"Well, then, if you can afford $2.50, then shut the F**K up and PAY THE F**KING 2.50! @$$Hole!"

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

i mean if he didn't get he's change then........

DogMom
Community Member
2 months ago

Baby boomers are 1946-1964 so if they were late 50s OP was right. I will say, a lot of older gen x share some qualities with boomers just like how a lot of old millennials share more qualities with gen x.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes you just can not win

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people just need to scream abuse at people.

Allan Lester
Community Member
2 months ago

He probably had caught his s*****m in his zipper earlier that day.

François Carré
Community Member
2 months ago

Good move actually, you just short-circuited a long and cringy Karen moment that was going to happen.

Faith Hurst
Community Member
2 months ago

Things that never happened to people who do not know what a boomer is for $400.

Callista pierce
Community Member
2 months ago

boomer

Jane Hurl
Community Member
1 month ago

Not.

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Cursed quoter
Community Member
2 months ago

This is why Boomers should let us run the world now, Becuase we've learned how boomers can be total jerks

Jane Hurl
Community Member
1 month ago

Ummmm ... you want to run the world but you don't even know what a boomer is? Thanks, but we'll pass.

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“I think that users of the meme should be cognizant that what they're meme-ing might not be their intent anymore. It's very possible that the meme could grow even farther to exhibit misogynistic tendencies, which are somewhat already present,” Matt warned those who use Karen memes to be aware of the context.

#13

I’d Like To Speak To The Manager Of Mocha Coffee Please

I’d Like To Speak To The Manager Of Mocha Coffee Please

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Aurelia!
Community Member
2 months ago

her loss, your gain

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#14

Karen Decides That Children’s Fun Isn’t Enough Of A Reason To Have A Tree House

Karen Decides That Children’s Fun Isn’t Enough Of A Reason To Have A Tree House

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

This is very sad.

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#15

Takes Being A Karen To A New Level

Takes Being A Karen To A New Level

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Coleonema
Community Member
2 months ago

How exactly does she think people are supposed to handle this?

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At the core of using memes for humor lies intent. Know Your Meme’s Senior Editor Matt pointed out that the Karen meme, something that’s used and enjoyed by many people, could eventually become connected to something that many would find offensive if people with sexist beliefs started using the term as a “catchall for all women.”

#16

Definitely Must Be A Karen

Definitely Must Be A Karen

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

If something made you ill why go there again at all let alone order the same item?

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#17

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

"Taking A Picture Of Me???" - Woman Changing Her Baby's Dirty Diaper On Top Of An Old Navy Clothing Display

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
2 months ago

That is just gross.

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#18

Karen Doesn't Like The Way You Had Your Baby

Karen Doesn't Like The Way You Had Your Baby

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Aurelia!
Community Member
2 months ago

My mom had a c-section...definitely an ordeal, definitely delivery, and often people (like my mom) have it because they have previously had a miscarriage and the doctor says it's unsafe to attempt vaginal birth again.

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Though we can’t expect memes to be completely neutral. “Meme-ing can be nihilistic artform and rewards really ugly behavior in some cases. Sometimes, what starts as a fairly inoffensive meme can grow into something really hateful, like Pepe the Frog. I could see that happening to Karen—though, I'm not really sold one way or the other on the debate."

#19

Friend Told Me To Post This Here After She Found It - Male Karens?

Friend Told Me To Post This Here After She Found It - Male Karens?

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Coleonema
Community Member
2 months ago

Then kick the dads out!

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#20

I Karen't Even

I Karen't Even

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
2 months ago

But...the US doesn't have an official language.

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#21

Pulled The Ole Switcheroo

Pulled The Ole Switcheroo

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Kristal
Community Member
2 months ago

This angers me beyond eloquent vocabulary

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According to Matt, it’s hard to find the exact origin of the Karen meme. However, he personally believes that the most convincing origin story is a bit from Dane Cook's 2005 comedy special , "The Friend That Nobody Likes" where Karen is given this title. "This is one of the earliest examples that we have to using a specific name to stand in for a whole type of person, and it's a comedic trope that we've seen dozens of times over the last 15 years," Matt explained the possible origins of the meme to Bored Panda.

#22

Karen Gatekeeping Motherhood

Karen Gatekeeping Motherhood

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ZombieGirl
Community Member
2 months ago

...wow

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#23

Poor Starbucks Employee...

Poor Starbucks Employee...

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Friday
Community Member
2 months ago

Good job Lenen!

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#24

Now This Is New Type Of Karen

Now This Is New Type Of Karen

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Antz Online
Community Member
2 months ago

That guy is better off...

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#25

Why Tho?

Why Tho?

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Community Member
2 months ago

Yes because my brother was totally demonically possessed when he was suffering from schizophrenia ;)

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#26

Enjoy This One. Dumbest One Yet

Enjoy This One. Dumbest One Yet

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Jihan Kim
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

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#27

No “Bear” Gig For Karen’s Son

No “Bear” Gig For Karen’s Son

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Chris
Community Member
2 months ago

A ring bear would f*****g cool. No need to worry about the 'rona killing mum, just be careful of the bear.

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#28

Such A Karen Thing To Do

Such A Karen Thing To Do

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
2 months ago

Ivan the Terrible killed another 10,000 peasants to stop calling him Ivan the Terrible.

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#29

New Definition Of “Communism” Just Dropped

New Definition Of “Communism” Just Dropped

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

Senator??

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#30

Military Spouse Counts As Service Now

Military Spouse Counts As Service Now

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Coleonema
Community Member
2 months ago

Where does this mindset come from? Their just married to someone in the military, why do they think their now entitled?

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#31

Found One In The Wild!

Found One In The Wild!

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Coleonema
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd love to see this Karens "science"

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#32

Brace Yourselves

Brace Yourselves

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

Ya we mess with the ice after it comes directly from the ice machine, but we don’t mess with the water after it comes out of the tap

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#33

Karen Wants To Know Where She Can Complain About The Hospital Helicopter Used In Emergency Situations Because It Interrupts Her Sleep

Karen Wants To Know Where She Can Complain About The Hospital Helicopter Used In Emergency Situations Because It Interrupts Her Sleep

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

How dare people be injured!

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#34

Good To Know, Karen

Good To Know, Karen

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Coleonema
Community Member
2 months ago

I was forced to do P.E in a mask, if a class full of 15 year olds can wear a mask doing sports then you can wear a mask to the supermarket Karen

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#35

How Dare You Have Dandelions

How Dare You Have Dandelions

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Something
Community Member
2 months ago

Why does this person think weeds can't be flowers?

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