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Some people need to think a hundred times.

Before speaking their minds.

They are disasters just waiting to happen.

Ever encounter a Karen in real life? No? Yes? Maybe?

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‘Strawberry bubble gum please.’ Satya heard a voice from across the counter, but there was no one there. It was only seven pm and he was already losing it. His mind wasn’t as sharp as it had once been, and manning the cash counter for ten straight hours left him weary and unfocused. ‘Strawberry bubble […]

A Guy Named Karen by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

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19 Comments on “A Guy Named Karen by Terveen Gill — Gobblers & Masticadores

  1. A very clever and pertinent piece of writing, Terveen. I remember the furore the term caused on social media a couple of years ago. I think I have definitely been a Karen at times.

    • Thanks for being honest, Davy. Very few will even admit to a slight degree of it. I think letting the tongue rest in many situations is a good thing. Appreciate the sharing. 🙂

  2. An engaging and wonderful
    write, Terveen. Pondering emotional and mental manipulation is something everyone should think/know more about. 😊

  3. This is marvelous writing, Terveen. So rarely a person’s name is a perfect reflection of their personality!😂😊👍

  4. Haha, you make me laugh. What an ending. You have a way with names. Whenever I go to the local 7 Eleven, I can’t help thinking how many weird personalities, including Karens, the clerks there have to deal with every day. I mean one Karen can spoil one’s mood for an entire day.

    • That’s the truth about people and their misconceptions of viewing others around them in a demeaning light. Most of the times, it’s definitely intentional and could probably be controlled but who wants to keep their mouth shut? The world is crumbling as we write and speak. Thanks so much, Haoyan. 🙂

  5. I worked in a couple of convenience stores in my youth and while I never had a Karen call the cops on me, there were plenty of unbalanced drama queens (and kings) whose job, apparently, was to make everyone else’s life a living hell. That poor cashier…I hope he ended up with the last laugh somehow. In an oblique way, this reminds me of the cult-favorite movie Clerks. If you haven’t seen it, check it out sometime. Well done as always, Terveen. 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing that, Mike. I’ll definitely check it out. And some people seem so hellbent on troubling others like it’s retribution for the inability to calm their own demons. But then, that’s wicked life. Take care and keep writing. 🙂

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