In the grand circus that is modern society, the name ‘Karen’ has evolved to represent more than just a common female moniker. It’s a cultural shorthand, a meme, a symbol of a societal archetype that has sparked more debates than a controversial tweet from a celebrity. But how did we get here, and what does it all truly mean? Buckle up, because we're about to dive into the rabbit hole of internet culture!Read Now
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It's that wonderful time of year again when we have to count EVERY friggin item in the store
I used to love kids. In an entirely legal kind of way might I add. But after 5 years of...
Not asking for much. Just pop your items onto my checkout and answer my simple yet necessary questions, such as "Do you need a bag?"
We used to serve cooked chickens in our rotisserie oven. A lady asked for a half and did that annoying thing where they go off and...
I worked at a country pub several years ago. The landlord didn't fancy allowing kids inside the pub even if they were with adults.
I once got a final written warning because I didn't give enough notice to take two days off.
In walks a short, ancient-looking man, lays down two items that were about 60 cents each. I tell him the total and he becomes angry...
So during my first job in retail, I was talking normally to a customer and she goes “Wow you have such a lovely British accent”
So, this rather large lady brings up a very nice comforter set up to the counter. She said it didn't have a ticket on it, but...
I was definitely hearing peas. He was definitely saying peas. And he was definitely stacking cheese. I couldn’t help myself...
I worked on a delicatessen counter. Some customers had this weird habit of eating what they had just ordered at the counter...
We had a middle aged couple who would come into the store 10 minutes before closing time looking for bargains...
How I managed to get out of the store without getting caught is still a mystery to me. I knew that security would be light that day...
The most irritating questions I get asked daily, where's the restroom? Can I have the key to the bathroom?
The customer got their £750 back. To this day, I am certain this was all a money-laundering scheme...
Most people in my position would have just called in sick, but after four pints down the pub, I was certain they wouldn’t be THAT angry
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Dear customer, it’s come to my attention that you may be having trouble identifying who the retail workers are when you visit a store.
"I think all this panic buying of toilet roll has been loo-dicrous", it's not quilted or anything, just bog standard"
When you bite into the pie, the pastry falls away and you encounter the reconstituted mess of pork, lard and hydrogenated oil. Lovely!
The nightmare food amongst sufferers of trypophobia (fear of holes) crumpets are pucks of yeasty sponge matter with holes in.
We can't figure out if this is an innocent coincidence or the result of a particular Woolworths workers' dirty mind.
With the wide doors, colourful treats to peck at, nesting potential and meal deals for £3, it's no wonder birds end up in supermarkets
"Where is the beer?", to which Fabio would reply "In the alcohol section".. "Where is the cheese" – "In the fridges" Oh dear Fabio
One supermarket in Canada came up with a unique and hilarious way of discouraging the use of single-use plastic bags
The story behind this is as hilarious and heart-warming as is the name. The owner changed the name due to legal action from Sainsbury's