2020 is coming to an end but Karen lives on. In yet another episode of 'Karen Ruins Someone's Day', a Karen demands for service from a random stranger assuming he works there, and then stalks him into the bathroom when he doesn't pay attention to her.
Reddit user Hysterical_Realist wrote about the incident saying, "A few weeks ago I was visiting my local big box bookstore, looking for good clearance items before the store closed permanently (the dead mall it was attached to is being demolished.) The store has no dress code but the employees do wear lanyards, and I wasn't. So I was browsing around my preferred sci-fi section when I realized I needed to use the nearby restroom."
"So I headed in that direction, which happened to also be next to the mid-store customer service counter. Karen notices me, positions herself directly in front of me (and blocking my path to my urinary destination.) "I don't know why you don't keep that desk staffed, but I really need your help finding my book! Are you going to help me or not??"
"Not," I say, remembering the urgency of my business, and I step around her with a variation of "I don't work here," continuing to my destination, thinking that will be the end of the encounter."
"It's not to be. I hear her voice rising in pitch and volume, on its way to full Karen banshee as she literally follows me into the men's room, and I'm convinced she was about to grab my arm and pull me around to face her. Being conscious of social norms about public exposure, I made it in to a stall and locked the door for privacy. That didn't stop her from knocking on the door and threatening to get me fired, before she heard the really solid stream hit the water and -- I'm convinced -- realized for the first time what it was she had done."
"I heard her embarrassed-sounding squeak/huff, and she hightailed it out of there.
I finished my thing and washed my hands, and came out to witness her being escorted out of the store by a properly lanyarded employee. I only caught the tail end of the conversation where Karen stated she was "never coming here again!" And the employee had a classic response: "Neither am I. We're closing." Do Karens ever learn?