When confronted by an angry Karen at a supermarket, he decided to troll her back by giving her extremely honest replies for all her queries.
You know that awkward moment in a store when someone mistakes you for an employee or vice versa? While most of us only go through it once or twice in our lifetime, Reddit user u/Wiggle_it_loose has been living that mistaken employee life for years. Other customers have mistaken him to be a staff member so many times that he has even perfected his responses in those situations depending on how well-mannered or not the other person is. "If they're civil, I'm civil. If they're struggling, I'm helpful. If they're rude, I have fun," he explained in a post in the IDontWorkHereLady Reddit community.
While most of these encounters are uneventful, one time he came across a shopper from hell who in addition to assuming that he's a staff member, proceeded to be extremely rude to him. Recounting the incident in the Reddit post, he wrote: I'm telling you about one event but I must have a "retail" face because I'm approached so often. I wear a suit at work. When I call in at any shop on the way home I leave my jacket in the car so I'm just wearing a shirt and tie. I couldn't tell you how many times people assume I am staff, he revealed.
I had called in to a large supermarket to pick up birthday candles. I first saw the woman being very rude to another customer for no apparent reason. Imagine Rush Limbaugh in drag. Sorry to put that in your head. She was just impatient and the other customer wasn't moving fast enough for her liking so she was insulting her. She definitely ranked above asshole so let's call her Douchebagette or DB for short. As she turned I saw the "missile lock" in her eyes as she spotted me. She galumphed her way over. I decided to enjoy it and settled on being deadpan literal as a plan. I looked away, he wrote.
Here's how the interaction went:
At this point, a store manager arrives at the scene to witness Karen yelling at the Redditor. They immediately reprimand the woman for yelling and swearing in the store and turn to the Redditor.
The Redditor explained that the woman kept shouting for a while after he left. He saw her again while standing at the self-checkout as she was followed out of the store by the security staff. "She was complaining into her phone, loudly but unclearly, about the shop, the staff and "some fucking moron" as she left empty-handed. Do you think that moron was me?" he wrote. "I was wishing so hard for her to look left and see me but she didn't. If she had shouted at me, regardless of what she said, I was going to raise my little box of candles and say 'Yes thanks, I found them.'"