This happened yesterday at a Starbucks somewhere in the US. Obligatory I’m on mobile.
I’m a medical professional. I’ve been dealing with people who think COVID is a hoax, or not serious, etc. Please don’t debate that here, the post is not about that.
K : Karen Me : Me B : Barista
I walk into Starbucks and distance myself on the little circles they have that are six feet away from each other. There are just a few people in the store and it’s pretty big so overall so I felt safe. I’m minding my business, browsing Reddit, when this Karen walks in. I didn’t notice her until I heard a barista say ‘excuse me you need a mask to be inside the store’. I turn to witness a look of horror on this woman’s face, as if she didn’t see the countless signs stating you need a mask, and or she didn’t realize there was a pandemic.
K: All I want is a coffee. B: I’ll be happy to make you one when you put a mask on. K: But... Me: Nope. K: What? Me: Nope. These workers don’t get paid enough to make coffee and babysit children. K: Excu- Me: Nope. K: I- Me: Out. she goes to speak again Nope, out.
It felt like I was talking to a misbehaving puppy, and she looked just as sad. So she turned to the only line of defense she had left.
K: I’ll get you fired! Me: I don’t work here. K: I’ll find your boss! Me: I am my boss.
She short circuits, makes that weird grunting angry sound and leaves.
I can’t stand when these anti-maskers involve people who aren’t paid to deal with their shit. And even people who are? Not paid enough.
TL:DR Maskless Karen wants coffee and I defended the baristas.
Edit: You’re all kind and I’m glad that there are more people out there who are willing to stand up for others.
My cousin (23,F) recently opened up her own salon. From a young age, she taught herself how to thread/wax eyebrows and developed an interest in makeup and hair. Everyone in our extended family would go to her before events and on a monthly basis for their threading, waxing, hair and makeup needs. In 2020, she had a full-time job (non-salon related) but decided to renovate the basement of her home to create a small salon space. She now spends her free time taking clients in her at-home salon and there's nothing but great reviews! Her sister helped with the renovations and now helps her with marketing the business (social media, community pages) and I help with the finances (budgeting, price-setting). We all support her and are really proud of her! The salon is our baby.
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