Thursday 16 March 2023

Can I speak to the manager?

So Amanda and I were hanging out the other evening, just gossiping about all the latest celeb news and that sort of jazz, when, from out of nowhere, she accused my of having a Karen hair style! 

I feel this was immensely unfair because, in my eyes anyway,  I would at least need to dye it blonde before it would be a full-on Karen cut. To be fair, I think it is actually already too long as well, both at the front and especially at the back. And I'd have to say that the Classic Karen would also feature side-swept look as well, which i certainly don't have.

The Classic Karen

An inverted bob (i.e. is longer at the front than it is at the back) with side-swept bangs cut at an angle. Harsh blonde highlights with a spiky cut at the back usually accompany this haircut.

As much as I would hate to admit it, I am within the fairly broad age range of a Karen though and I have the right ethnicity. But I feel like my personality is literally the furthest away from being that of a Karen. I mean, I actively avoid confrontation which is the exact opposite to what a Karen does. And I have never once in my life asked to speak to the manager.

Regardless, Amanda teased me about it all night. What a complete meanie!

Anyway, I'm not really sure what she expects me to do with it at the moment. After having it fairly short for a few years, I decided a while back that I wanted to grow it out and have longer hair again, so I can't really just hack it off to be less Karen. 

If indeed I do have a Karen cut (and I think that is highly debatable), I'll just have to weather the storm until I come out of it on the other side when it has gotten a bit longer.

But what do you think? Do I look like a Karen at the moment?

What is a Karen?

The Karen stereotype is a pejorative term used to describe a white, middle-aged woman who is perceived as entitled, demanding, and often rude. They exhibit behaviour that is deemed unreasonable or overly aggressive when in public spaces.

A Karen believes that their opinions and needs should always take precedence over those of others. Their catchphrase is "I want to speak to the manager".

(Disclaimer - I have nothing against people who are genuinely named Karen. I have only ever known one, and she was lovely)

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