It seems like a day won't go by without another Karen losing her nerve for a minute. This time it was a Costco, and again the tantrum was over when I was wearing a face mask.
The video of the incident shows the woman making a hissing fit before falling to the ground irritably.
"You have to put it on while you're in the building. That's all," says one of the woman's employees, referring to a face mask dangling from her ear. "Just temporarily while you're here, and then you can immediately lose weight again. "
"I will not!" The woman replies before saying that the mask request is "your problem".
Even if the cases and deaths from the coronavirus pandemic continue to increase, it seems that a minor inconvenience is too much for some. When the employee tries to take the woman outside to speak to a manager, she decides to protest by sitting on the floor and blocking the exit of the shop.
"Can I get you a chair? Outside? There is a place to sit, ”asks the employee.
"I'm an American," she says back. "I have constitutional rights."
It is not clear at which Costco location the incident occurred and the woman's identity is currently unknown.
Similar to other Karens we've introduced, wearing a mask makes it a political problem, rather than just putting on one, if not nothing else, to honor common human decency.
Claim is a hell drug.