Many high school students are starting to think about the next step: college. However, it turns out that one school superintendent wants to help out his class with his big bonus – and students could have more opportunities as a result.
Earning His Bonus
Grant Rivera is a 44-year-old superintendent working in the Marietta School District in Georgia. Grant has been a part of the team for three years and says that he is eligible for a considerable bonus every three years if he continually keeps on top of his performance.
Donating The Lot
Believe it or not, but Grant earned a whopping $10,000 in 2019. However, the superintendent says that it doesn’t feel right taking the money when the teachers are the ones doing the hard work. Instead, Grant decided to donate the check to the Marietta Schools Foundation.
Many students can spend hundreds of dollars on their college tuition. However, Grant wants to help by paying the application fees for those looking to apply to their chosen college ahead of the usual deadlines. He hopes that it relieves a lot of the stress that the students might already feel.
Using The Rest
That’s not all. Grant claims that he has plans in case there’s not enough money in the foundation as the superintendent says that he will cover the rest of the costs from his paycheck. To top it off, Grant plans to use any money that could be leftover to run college bus tours around Georgia.
Many of us have that one special teacher that sticks in our mind. Grant Rivera could soon be one of the few. It looks as though this superintendent is putting his bonus to use in ways that many never would have imagined, and could help out hundreds of budding college kids as a result.
40 People That Were Sick of Entitled Behavior & Posted “Karen” Jokes as Payback
What do you call someone who’s entitled and rude, and always asks to speak to the manager? Well, Karen, of course! The name Karen has become its own meme, thanks to the privileged ladies who always want their way, no matter what the situation. Karens are famous for their Karen haircuts – usually a short and choppy, which shows they mean business. Understandably, people sick of the entitled behavior of Karens are posting jokes as payback.
Karen Kardashian West
So is Kim Kardashian West a Karen? Well, her name starts with a K and she’s demanding to be contacted by a direct person “pronto.” That looks like Karen behavior to us.
Here we have Karen Kardashian West demanding to speak to someone from fast food company Jack in The Box. She says she has a serious complaint and needs to speak with someone immediately. However, this KKW does avoid publicly putting the brand on blast, so maybe she deserves some credit?
You Will Address Me
Sometimes we can just poke fun at the Karens of the world, but other times, they’re just downright scary. Karens are usually middle to upper class white ladies, and they just love authority. Whether it’s asserting their own, or piggybacking on their husbands, Karens want to find a way to look down on others.
According to this bumper sticker, this Karen will only be addressed by her husband’s rank. We assume this is a military reference, but seriously Karen, stop being so insecure!
After Church Activities
So despite the church being a place that teaches kindness, love, and acceptance, it can also be a place that’s crawling with Karens. Generally, Karens see themselves as upstanding members of society, so they go to church each Sunday to find out how to be a better person. Then they ignore it.
This post points out that hypocrisy. It shows a smiling Karen who has finished work and is heading out to lunch. What will she be doing there? Well, verbally assaulting a server of course.
Pray for the Manager
What’s the rallying cry of entitled Karens across the country? “Live, laugh, love” of course! Ironically, Karens love this cringy and basic slogan, even though they don’t seem to follow it. Well, they live, laugh, and love themselves, so maybe that’s what they mean?
Anyway, this poster spotted a Karen in the wild, wearing floral sneakers emblazoned with the “Live, Laugh, Love” slogan. Correctly, their first thought was to “pray for the manager”. We can certainly see why!
Labor of Hate
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time when everyone can stay at home, sit around a table with their families, eat turkey and give thanks for all of the great things in their lives.
However, this doesn’t mean that everyone gets the chance to do this. Plenty of people have to work on Thanksgiving and the Karens who are keeping supermarkets open will still turn around and rub it in the workers’ faces on this special day.
Worst Coffee Ever, Trust Karen
Karens are famous for their dismissive, entitled, and disrespectful behavior towards retail and service staff. These ladies are the type to loudly talk badly about a place, and then ask to speak to the manager anyway.
In this case, clearly the Karen in question took to TripAdvisor to air her views about this coffee shop. According to this Karen, this café serves the “worst coffee” she’s ever had in her entire life. Sounds entitled to us, Karen…
Reschedule the Solar Eclipse, Please
Honestly, this Karen post is just hilarious. Basically, the Perot Museum in Dallas posted an event page for their Solar Eclipse Party on Facebook. The event was free and open to anyone.
Underneath the post, Karen strikes again. In a comment, someone responds, “Most kids go back to school that day. Can it be done on the weekend?” Thankfully, someone points out underneath that you can’t reschedule a solar eclipse! Are these entitled Karens for real?
Inject the Broccoli
Let’s get back to the anti-vaxx Karens. The subculture of people who don’t believe in vaccinating their children is full of debatable claims. Just take a look at this tweet from a Karen who clearly thinks that she doesn’t need years of medical school to make health claims.
This Karen argues that vaccines aren’t healthy because they can’t be eaten. Tell that to cancer medications! Anyway, a savvy poster responds showing just how ridiculous this statement is. Now let’s get injecting broccoli!
I’d Like to Live, Karen
It’s not just vaccinations that Karens think they know best about. It’s also how they should be served, how everyone should behave, and when exactly things should happen. For example, this poster witnessed an entitled Karen insulting a diabetic.
The girl sitting next to this poster took her insulin shot for her diabetes. Sadly, the Karen beside her sighed and said “can you like not do that right now”. Thankfully, they responded, “I’d like to live”. Sorry Karen, this one isn’t about you.
Where’s My Sauce Packet?
Karens behave badly in all sorts of contexts. But where do you not want to encounter a Karen in the wild? When you’re working as a server of course! Karens have different standards when it comes to their family’s behavior versus the behavior of other people.
Karens expect to really be served when they’re in a restaurant, and this post points out their hypocrisy. Karen loses her mind when the server forgets something minor, but remains coy and smiley when her child wrecks the restaurant.
There is Only We
Do you ever try to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t let you say “I?” For some Karens in relationships, their partners are encouraged to think of themselves as “we” – as part of the Karen dynamic.
Hilariously, this Karen post shows the worst outcome of that. Karen’s partner tries to tell her something, and she interrupts to smugly say, “There is no ‘I’ Jake, there is only ‘we.’” Sadly for Karen, Jake is trying to tell her he’s gay.
You Were the Worst
The internet loves a comic strip, especially a weird one with a strange font and some loosely assembled images. We get that this is all part of the joke. In this post, we see the quintessential Karen character, complete with pursed lips, high hair, and sunglasses.
Karen dies, meets Death and asks if she was a good person. Of course, Death tells her she was “the worst”. Naturally, this isn’t good enough for Karen, so she immediately asks to speak to Death’s manager.
They Move in Herds
Laura Dern is an icon, and no more so than in the original Jurassic Park, where she plays a paleobotanist. In the 1993 science fiction adventure movie, Dern is part of a group of scientists that comes to the fictional island of Isla Nublar to see a collection of de-extinct dinosaurs.
In this post, we see Dern’s observations about dinosaurs but applied to a group of short-haired Karens. And is there anything more frightening than seeing a herd of Karens move together? We don’t think so.
Stop Horsing Around, Karen
Seriously, what are the Karens’ obsession with speaking to the manager? Don’t they realize that managers are most likely going to say something similar to what the original member of staff they spoke to said?
We feel like this image of this horse and her foal pulling the exact same face clearly demonstrates the reaction a “Karen” would have if the manager actually gave her the exact same answer as the waiter or other member of staff.
It’s Always About the Vaccines
We’re back again to the Karens that blame vaccines for all the problems in the world. Sadly, anti-vaxxers really believe that vaccinations make their kids sick. They can develop serious paranoia about this belief, and only talk to other Karens who also think they know better than doctors and scientists.
In this post, the news says that an eight-year-old has died in a car crash. Of course, our Karen instantly thinks “vaccines”. Also, Karen is a snake.
First Time Karen?
Of course, some Karens take issue with their name being associated with entitled, rude and privileged people. Understandably, some women have suggested the term is sexist, but others have pointed out that Karens have privilege in the world, and aren’t harmed by people poking fun at their power.
This post points out that Karen isn’t the first name to go mainstream. A Karen complains about people making fun of her name, and a girl called Alexa says, “First time?” Fair play Alexa, fair play.
Chilling in the Womb
Being an anti-vaxxer is also known as vaccine hesitancy, and it can happen for a number of reasons. A person might not trust medical providers, they might not think the medicine works, or they might not be close to a healthcare provider. It’s a serious issue – and one of the top 10 global health issues in the world.
Clearly this unborn baby wants his mother to come around to the idea of vaccinations. The post shows us what looks like a shocked little in-utero face.
Organic Womb Fruits
Talking of bumper stickers, this one is edging on being Not Safe for Work (NSFW)! In this case, we have a Karen driving around insulting everyone else’s children. According to this know-it-all Karen, people that vaccinate their children against fatal illnesses are “crotch goblins”. What a charming thing to call a child.
And what does that make Karen’s unvaccinated little kiddies? Well her “womb fruits” are “organic” you see. Someone tell Karen that medicine isn’t the same as a pesticide.
Get Me the Police Manager
Warning. Warning. If you come across this Karen in her natural habitat, then turn and leave immediately. This Karen is dangerous, especially if you come across her when she’s with her young. Her partner is also known for violence, so exit as soon as you witness these threatening creatures.
No seriously though – as the post points out, this Karen doesn’t just want to call the cops on you, or speak to your manager. This Karen wants both! She wants the police manager! Run!
Wait. That’s Illegal.
Think of the fast-food workers! These folks are on the front lines every day dealing with the most impatient, entitled, and difficult Karens of all. Despite this, they try their best to remember your ketchup, bring you an extra napkin, and clear your table on time.
For Karens though, trying your best simply isn’t good enough. This post tells us that a fast-food worker has made a slight mistake, and our Karen responds with, “Wait. That’s illegal.” Sounds about right.
Get the Manager Now
We love this post. Who wouldn’t love a giant, demon-eyed kitty terrorizing a crowded beach from the ‘50s? Even though the giant kitty is representing Karen, we still kind of want to be friends with it.
Anyway, this post reiterates just how annoying and entitled Karens are when they come into an establishment. Basically, if you aren’t the manager, then Karen wants nothing to do with you. And understandably, employees don’t want anything to do with Karens either! Let’s get that manager then.
OK, so one of the things that make Karens so ridiculous is their anti-vax stance. Of course, not all women called Karen are anti-vax, and not all anti-vaxxers are called Karen. But there’s got to be an overlap right?
Anyway, lots of Karens don’t want their kids to be vaccinated against illnesses, because Karens know better than doctors. This poster jokes that Karens care more about protecting technology from viruses than protecting their kids. Burn!
Karen Yelling at a Cat
Here we have the wonderful “woman yelling at a cat” meme. This meme is made up of two popular internet images and has become a staple of online interactions. On the left, we have a screenshot from Season 2, Episode 14 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
On the right, we have the honorable Smudge the cat, sitting in front of some vegetables, and not enjoying them. Combine the two, and you have a perfect Karen yelling at a displeased manager. Bravo!
Karen on Karen War
Here’s another pandemic-related Karen post. This could even be considered a meta Karen post, with Karens complaining about Karens. During the pandemic, there was confusion over where people could socially distance. In some countries, people were discouraged from traveling to beauty spots, which include beaches, forests, and lakes.
This Karen decided to drive 90 minutes to the beach, and then looked around and complained about all the people that had driven to the beach. Karen! Stop this!
Show us the Baby Karens
And here we have the “Dr. Evil air quotes” meme, which shows the fictional character from the Austin Powers franchise doing air quotes. Of course, Dr. Evil is known for his attempts at world domination, so maybe Karens could learn a thing or two.
Anyway, in this post we’re posed with a serious question. Do babies called Karen even exist? Dr. Evil suggests that instead, they suddenly appear at age 40 and want to speak to the manager. Sounds legit!
You Dare Oppose Me, Mortal
Cherished talking train character Thomas the Tank Engine is loved across the world by both adults and children. However, this version of Thomas is a little darker than his usual character. This version is called the “You Dare Oppose Me Mortal” meme, and features a distorted image of Thomas.
This image first came about on YouTube, but now is used to show reactions to disagreements. The post tells us an employee disagrees, and so Karen/Thomas responds with “you dare oppose me mortal?”
Surprised Karen Face
This post has a combination of the “surprised Pikachu” meme and the classic Karen haircut. Did you know that the Karen hairdo is generally based on Kate Gosselin? The TV personality got famous on her reality show Jon & Kate plus 8, which featured her and partner raising sextuplets and twins.
Here we have the Kate/Karen hair on a surprised Pikachu. Together, we get a Karen that is simply affronted by what she’s been told. In this case, it’s that the cashier is also the manager.
Live, Laugh, Love
This post about entitled people makes us chuckle. Not only does it remind us of nostalgic childhood games of Guess Who?, but it also pokes fun at Karens. Also, we have to admit that we love the look of this post – there’s something extra amusing about old-style catalog photographs. What a simpler world!
Anyway, one contestant is trying to guess who the other player has. They ask, “Do they Live, Laugh, Love?” and flip down their Karen tile when they hear “no.”
Karen is the Danger
Is there any character that wouldn’t be immediately funnier if they had a Karen haircut? Here we see the threatening Walter White, aka Heisenberg, from Breaking Bad, rocking a short, choppy red hairdo. The Walt-Karen hybrid tells us that they are the danger.
The thing is, entitled Karens probably do think of themselves the way Walter White does. They genuinely think they have the authority and power to boss others around and intimidate them. No thanks Karens! We are the danger!
I Demand a Parley
Let’s talk more about the Karen haircut. As we’ve seen, the most used image in Karen posts is the Kate Gosselin short bob that tapers up the back of the head. However, there are many other ways a Karen can style her hair. They can go even bigger, adding more bouffant and sealing it in with a ton of hairspray.
Alternatively, they can grow it out a little but keep it big. After all, what’s a Karen without the power of a high hairstyle?
I Am the Owner Madam
There’s been a little bit of drama recently about ‘70s British sitcom Fawlty Towers. Due to widespread conversations about race, it was taken off TV and then put back on again. Fawlty Towers is beloved in the UK and features John Cleese as Basil Fawlty, a put-upon hotel owner who has to constantly struggle with irritating customers and staff.
This post shows us the original Karen, an entitled and moody old lady who needed the manager over everything else, even the owner!
It’s a Rank You Earn
We’re back to the conspiracy (or great observation) that there aren’t that many babies called Karen. Maybe the name Karen has dropped out of favor thanks to its associations with entitled and rude behavior.
This poster has another theory though. They reckon that Karen isn’t a name at all, but is actually a rank. Following this theory, babies are born with their own names, and then graduate to the rank of Karen when they’ve learned to really complain. Makes sense!
My Entire Life Savings
It’s always exciting to see a meme out and about in real life. There are entitled Karens all over the place, with their tall hair, their pursed lips, and their crossed arms. This poster immediately recognized this Karen in her natural habitat.
In fact, this poster bet their entire life savings that this particular Karen was doing what Karens do best. What else would a rogue Karen be doing in an eating establishment if not speaking to the manager? We won’t take that bet!
What Do We Say?
Game of Thrones ended in 2019 among some not-so-great reviews, but that doesn’t stop the internet meme-ing its best scenes and characters until the end of time. In this case, we have the fabulous Syrio Forel, a master swordfighter from the Free City of Bravos.
Usually, Syrio asks young Arya Stark, “what do we say to the God of Death?” and she responds, “not today”. In this case, though, it’s Arya-Karen (Karya?), and she needs to speak to the God of Death’s manager.
Karen Starter Pack
Perhaps you’ve read this list and want to know how to become a Karen yourself. Maybe you’re impressed by their savage treatment of service industry employees, hate modern medicine, or just really love “Live Laugh Love” floral sneakers.
Well, good news – because we have the Karen “can I speak to the manager” starter pack. First up, you’ll need the classic Karen haircut. Then pop on your shorts and flip-flops, hop in the family car, and don’t forget to bring your bratty kids!
Gone Tattoo Far
Let’s face it – Karens can get so uptight about all sorts of things. While people all over the world have various opinions about tattoos and whether they would have them or not, it seems like all Karens unanimously agree that they shouldn’t cover their perfect bodies with one single tattoo, because their bodies are temples, which should be treated with the utmost respect.
They forget though that some of the most beloved “temples” in the world, such as Sistine Chapel, are adorned in art.
Twitter is the ideal platform for a Karen to voice their opinion, which, let’s face it, they have about everything single thing. This person though had enough with being referred to by what she called “the K-word” and proposed that all women boycott the social media platform as a result.
In this case, many people online believed that it was a win-win situation. The Karens get to enjoy a Twitterless life and the non-Karens don’t have to suffer at the hands of the Karens’ incessant complaining about absolutely everything.
The Karen Paradox
The stereotype that a Karen always wants to speak to the manager has been flipped on its head in the following meme. While a Karen is believed to act and look a certain way, imagine the prospect of a Karen confronting a manager of the restaurant she is eating at, who is also a Karen.
How would anything be resolved in this situation? Would the Karen manager ask to speak to the person above her? It’s a vicious cycle.
Starting a new job can be daunting no matter what company it might be in. This includes McDonald’s. While you might assume that working at the world’s most popular fast-food chain would be relatively easy, it’s not.
A large part of that is the fact that these institutions are often infested with Karens, which can be extremely scary for someone who’s new to the job. This meme perfectly demonstrates that phenomenon, in a way that virtually anyone could understand.
If you have ever seen Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, you’ll be familiar with that iconic battle at the end between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi on the lava planet of Mustafar.
They have some heated words to say to each other before engaging in their lightsaber duel. This LEGO short movie perfectly reenacts the scene, while the meme has superimposed the Karen hairstyle onto Anakin. Even Obi-Wan has had enough of Darth Karen’s sorcerous ways.
The Science of Being Karen
In today’s society, it is widely accepted that science is the basis of which we can understand the world and determine what the future is going to bring.
Anyone who doubts scientific facts is considered to be unreasonable or delusional and Karen certainly fits these criteria. Anytime a Karen is presented with some evidence to counter her argument, she will shove it back in that person’s face without any justification. It is simply the way.
So, we didn’t actually read the following article and have no idea who actually said this about her. However, we have a tough time believing that the wonderful Ellen DeGeneres could ever be considered to be a Karen.
With that said, if the following is true, complaining to the late Steve Jobs about your iPhone is a very Karen thing to do. Surely raising this issue to the manager of an Apple store would suffice. Why go straight to the top of the pyramid?
I Want “The Karen”
You know, Karens aren’t necessarily just middle-aged women. Karens can take all shapes and sizes. Virtually anyone can be a Karen because it’s more than just a person, it’s a mentality – an attitude.
Even kids can display Karen characteristics. Take this kid for example, who wouldn’t take “no” for an answer when asking for a haircut at this adults-only salon. It just goes to show that you can never be too young to be a Karen.
We get it. Halloween costumes often exaggerate their qualities in order to make a point. That’s what this person did, who wanted to capitalize on the stereotype that Karens are also anti-vaxxers.
Many Halloween costumes out there can be generic ghosts, Frankensteins, and vampires. Then there are ones like this one, that are timely and relevant to ongoing social issues. We just hope that this scenario never actually happens in real life. She could have just said she was carrying a little skeleton.
Close Encounters of the Third Karen
Another thing that can be annoying about a Karen is that they will base their beliefs and suspicions on the flimsiest of evidence.
They are so influenced by click-bait on social media and random articles without ever delving deeper to check whether or not their fabricated beliefs actually carry any weight. This meme perfectly encapsulates this idea. Sure, UFOs might exist, but this certainly isn’t enough evidence to back this up. The truth is definitely not here.
This meme might be a little dated but we still think it works. Basically, Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing movie of all time in 2019 and was the perfect way to end the Infinity Saga, a series of movies taking place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It is no secret that for a superhero movie, at three hours, it was very long. It should have deterred many Karens from taking their kids to watch it, knowing that they’d struggle to sit still for that period of time.
A classic trait of a Karen is that they will be quick to criticize others while forgetting that they are guilty of either the exact same thing or something similar. This is a perfect example of a Karen in the wild, acting hypocritically without even realizing it.
A lot of stores have been closed recently and these include video game stores and hair salons. Arguably, both could be deemed as non-essential workplaces and yet Karen will fight tooth and nail to have her beloved salon open.
Look a Little Closer, Karen
Naturally, a Karen will try and takedown others regardless of how uncomfortable this might make everyone else around her. Take this situation, for example. This Karen threatened to make the plane she was on do an emergency landing because she thought that the man sitting next to her was a terrorist.
She falsely deduced this by the fact that he looked foreign and was writing in what she considered to be a foreign language. Little did she know though that he was just writing out a math equation.
Surely one Karen is bad enough. But when you have a whole group of friends that all happen to be Karens, this is a disaster waiting to happen.
Every once in a while, a herd of Karens will decide to go on vacation together and there is no denying that something terrible is going to happen at some stage of the trip. We won’t be surprised if all of these Karens ask for the manager in unison wherever they end up having dinner.
The Karen Method
Fans of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia will recognize the sociopathic Dennis from this meme. So, usually, Dennis is telling us about the “Dennis Method”, but in this case, we’re learning all about Karens.
Dennis tells us that Karens know about their own rights, accuse everyone else, and always request a manager. Then, Karens escalate the situation by calling the cops, and neglect all reason when asked about their actions. What an easy way to remember how Karens act. Thanks Dennis!
The Manager of the Pandemic
The 2020 health crisis brought about some seriously questionable behavior. Whether that was hoarding toilet roll, skipping socially distanced queues, or complaining about the lockdown, the pandemic showed us who people really are. And who else but entitled Karens would be at the forefront of this poor behavior?
This post pokes fun at Karens for their love of couponing, and their constant inconvenience at every little thing. For Karens, nothing will do except speaking directly to the manager of the pandemic.
Levels of Karen
Did you know that there are categories of Karen? For example, we’ve already learned that babies start off with their own name, and then graduate to the rank of Karen when they’ve learned to be annoying enough. From here, there are more levels of Karen to achieve.
You can be at the ordinary Karen rank, but then move up to the rank of Super Karen. After that, the next step is Captain Karen. Regardless, you’ll always be the actual worst.
Calm Down, Karen!
There are endless ways to make fun of entitled people that drive us all crazy. This one takes an already ridiculous meme and adds a Karen to the mix. Here we see a praying mantis that seems to be going about its usual business. In the meme, it represents an innocent employee trying to do its job.
However, what’s there to stop it? What else? A Karen. In this case, Karen is an unnecessarily aggressive and barking dog. Sheesh, Karen! Calm down!
Bout to Get Destroyed
We can’t help but think of Laura Dern in Jurassic Park telling us that certain types of dinosaurs move in herds. Here we have a seriously scary herd of Karens, with a whole range of Karen haircuts to warn off their prey.
Correctly, the maker of this post has noted that this place’s manager is “bout to get destroyed.” Seriously, if we had to serve this crew of Karens, we’d be slipping out the back door round about now.