This is a funny one, at least to me.
I have always been tall, so at 13 I was about the same height as some shorter adults. I one day went to Walmart with my mom and she left me alone to go grab something. I was wearing a baby blue sweater and jeans so I guess that why this Karen thought I worked there. I was looking at clothes and just minding my business when this woman storms up to me and very loudly goes “excuse me!?”
I kinda ignore her cause she couldn’t possibly be talking to me, and I was extremely shy at the time. She says it again and kinda waves a hand in front of my face when I realize “oh she means me?”
The second I look at this woman she immediately starts on about wanting something in another size and how I’m disgraceful for ignoring her and clearly bad at my job and just blah blah blah. I was so taken aback and honestly scared because of how shy I was I just stayed quiet. I didn’t know what to do and just said “I’m sorry I actually don’t work here.” She interrupts and yells at me to speak up and now I’m starting to tear up a bit, but then she says “honestly your mother has a lot of explaining to do, you’re useless.”
Ya’ll I snapped. “Hey, I don’t work here! I’m 13. And as far as mother’s I’d say your mom has some explaining to do considering how much of a bitch you turned out to be!” I’d rarely sworn before (religious family) and as she sputtered my mom came back. She’d heard this woman and was rushing back as I went off on her. My mom just glared at her and then took me for ice cream. No one insults my mom.
This marks the first time I was pushed until I stood up for myself and has made me much clearer when communicating with people. Though I’m still a naturally quiet speaker and shy at times.still I laugh to think this woman actually thought I irked there, I may have been tall but looking back I had such a baby face!