I know its been a while since I post here, some things came up with my family (everything is fine now). But this story here just happened about 3 days ago with me, my godson (newborn) and my so close Bestfriend we could be sisters. Let’s set the scene. Paris, 1834 (kmsl naw I’m kidding) Target, kinda chilly outside, and somehow its a bit cloudy. So I thought we was gonna get cold rain. During the time my bff came to visit, I was in the mist of getting my godbaby together to take him home. (His poor mom had to work that whole weekend) So I told my bff to come with me. On our way, my godbaby mom ask could we pick up some things for him and her from target. Sure, why not. We see target before we get to her house anyway, plus I needed to get some stuff afterwards, so why not get it all while we’re there right? Plus, one of my favorite cousins work there. So I could see her and finally let her see my God baby from a distance. (Might want to remember this for later on) So my friend cashapp me and off we go to Target.
So we get in Target and I have my godbaby in his little carrier. Unfortunately my friend bought the one that’s too big for the front of the shopping cart, so I had to put it in directly inside of the cart. Since CJ is only 1 mo, he’s too young for a mask. So I cover the carrier in a thick enough blanket. I ask my bff to get another cart for the shopping and now we set. Now, to describe what we’re wearing. Everyone knows Targets uniform is a basic red shirt with nothing on it and khaki pants. Bff wore a navy blue top with black flare pants and flats. I wore a V neck burgundy top with flare sleeves and strings to tie in a bow in the front with black flare jeans with some sneakers.
So we’re shopping, checking off things on her list and mine. Then I’m looking over the list on the side of the walking area so I wouldn’t be in anyone way, and feeding CJ at the same time through the blanket (my little nugget got fussy) and I noticed I forgot something for him back a few aisles. So I asked my bff to put on a glove a hold his bottle and finish feeding him while I go get the item. (Yea she’s my bff, but he’s my godbaby and w/ this pandemic still going around I don’t trust germs lol)
I go to the aisle, looking hard because my glasses tend to slide and fall off a lot. (Keep this in mind too) And then I hear that classic sound that irritates everyone so bad, it makes em wanna bang they head on the floor. That classic Karen *ahem*. I turn my head and there she was. Pixie hair cut, sunglasses on top of her head with no damn sun in sight, tight tank top, short shorts knowing damn well it’s chilly outside and flip flops. I’m thinking to myself, “Is this the Karen uniform or something?” But I digress. So I move out the way, thinking I’m in her way and continue looking for my item and she sighs. And I can feel her staring burn through my skin but I wasn’t letting up. Then she says, “It’s hard finding good help these days. Everyone wants to be lazy.” I roll my eyes and put my head down saying, “Not today. Please just not today.” I find my item and leave out the aisle. Now she’s mad.
Did I care? Nope. And I think she could sense that. Then she starts. Yall know how this goes.
Karen: “So you’re not going to help me?
Karen: *fake ass gasp* “And why not?”
Me: “OK, ima try to say this in a nice way because I see you one of those. Ma’am, I don’t work here. I give you no indication that I work here. No, I’m not on break. And no, its not my day off. I generally do not work here. Now, I’m going to leave and put this in my shopping cart so I can pay and leave the store.”
Karen: *stops me as I’m backing up* “Don’t you dare walk away from me. I know you’re lying. I’ve see you here before working. You can’t fool me. You just don’t want to work. You will be fire when I’m done with you. I’m getting the manager.”
Me: *looks here up and down* “Yea you do that.”
I go back to the carts, and my bff ask me what was taking so long. I tell her everything from A to Z and she chuckles. I see she’s trying to burp CJ so I tell her to lemme try. (Every since this lil nugget came out the womb he’s been stubborn to do everything. Including the burping smh) I place the towelette on my should and him and give it a try. I’m 2 mins in and he burps, and when I lay him down, babyboy is sleep. Goodshot, so now we can leave. But then I hear screaming and screeching. My eyes widen and my head slowly turns to the right when I seen Karen coming down the wall area with a manager. Bff said, “Is that her?” Yes bitch, that’s her. (Me and my friend use those terms with each other a lot, so please don’t take offense to me or her calling each other that. We’ve been friends for almost 20 years.)
So Karen gets to us, still screaming, still screeching.
Karen: “This is her. She should be fired for not helping a customer and lying about not working here. I’m a loyal customer. I have rights!!!!”
Me: “Sir, can you please tell her to keep it down. I just put my son to sleep. Second, I’ve already told the wicked witch of the north east that I don’t work here. What part of my clothes say I work here. And even if I did and was on my day off, customers are not entitled to get help from them if they are not working. But ask I have told her, I don’t work here.”
Manager: “Ma’am, she really does not work here. All of this could’ve been avoided. Do you want me to help you?”
Karen: “Yes, I want you to fire her. I know you’re covering for her. I’ve seen her plenty of times working. If something doesn’t happen right now, I’m calling cooperate!!!”
Then from all that hollering, my godbaby starts crying. So I pick him up trying to calm him down. Now I’m mad. I don’t like when people disturb my son. So I snapped.
Me: “Bitch, I told yo wow wow wubbzy looking ass to keep the nosie down because I just put my son to sleep. Now look, I got a hollering Oswald and a crying baby. Stfu and move the f*** on somewhere. Like damn, how hard is it for you to comprehend that I don’t fucking work here? What, you that damn embarrassed at the fact that you’re wrong that you gotta keep up this stupid ass image just so you can try to be right? Get tf away from us so I can calm my son down.”
I guess all of that set her off and she paid absolutely no attention to the fact that I still had my godbaby in my arms because she launched at me with her arm in the air and when it came down, it looked like she hit me because I moved my face quick enough for her not to. By that time, my glasses slide off and fell on the floor and broke. Yup, now I’m really pissed. Those was the only glasses I had too. And I had just tried to make an eye doc appointment the week prior, they’re full this month and next month and don’t have dec appointment book yet. I’m beyond pissed. I’m pissed to the highest level of pisstivity dammit. Then, the ultimate happened. My cousin.
So my cousin comes around the corner being nosey AF (smh we can’t help it) and when she noticed it was me, now she wants to know wtf is going on. The manager wants to know what this had to do with her and when she said she was my big cousin, both he and Karen looked at us and saw we looked so much alike, it was no wonder Karen had us mixed up. We are 2 sisters kids. My mama is the 3rd oldest daughter and her mama is the baby girl. So the manager tells my cousin to calm me down because he see I’m bout ready to fight while he go call the police. He didn’t ask me if I wanted the police called, he just said he was gonna call the police. Oh that set Karen all the way off. She’s kicking and screaming while he’s pulling her to his office. My cousin calms me down while I’m gently bouncing to put my godbaby back to sleep.
The police came, I gave them my statement, my bff gave her statement, cousin gave her statement because even though she didn’t see it, she heard it and she’s a family member. Manager paid for the baby stuff and the police said they’ll get back in touch with me over Karen after he put her in handcuffs and put her in the back of a police car. Now, letting everyone know, yes we did have our mask on and only took them off to talk to the manager. During the time I was burping my godbaby, I had the blanket over him. I still don’t trust germs lol. I told her mom everything and she died laughing. I’m just surprised my bff didn’t say anything this whole time because knowing her, she would’ve jumped in. Sorry for the long story.