A worker shows an interaction with a Karen who wanted to enter a paid venue for free and demanded to speak to the manager, which sparked discussion in the comments.
In the video posted by TikToker Ramia (@ramiagriffin) on Monday, a woman asks to speak to her manager after being asked to leave the company. The overlay text on the clip reads, “I’m annoyed at having to pay $10 to get in while carrying a Louis Vuitton bag.”
The woman continues to argue and Ramia says, “You’re right. You’re right. You are more important than everyone else here, so please do it. Let yourself be free.”
“Ten dollars is ten dollars and I’ll come back later today to pay my ten dollars,” the woman says in the clip, before turning to leave and calling Ramia a “slut.”
@yoramia they always want the manager #karen #karensgoingwild #canispeaktothemanager #fyp #foryourpage ♬ Original sound – ramia
The video is captioned “They always want the manager” and amassed over 1.8 million views as of Tuesday. Several commentators applauded Ramia for keeping calm and standing her ground.
“LMAO, this is how you deal with a Karen!” wrote one user. “I love how you’ve been put at ease and realize that arguing with someone who just wants attention isn’t worth it.”
“You did well!!! When she called you a ‘B’ I would have lost it,” said another.
“The fact that you have remained calm is amazing,” added a third.
Ramia later shared more footage of the woman returning to demand an apology from Ramia for “being rude” and “not getting the manager”. At the end of the clip, another customer starts calling the woman before paying.
@yoramia in reply to @nautas_goddess ♬ Original sound – ramia
In a follow-up video, Ramia explains that they work in a venue that hosts sports tournaments and everyone except coaches and players has to pay to get in.
“A lot of parents will use the same excuse to basically not pay for admission by saying, ‘Oh, I just want to go to the bathroom,'” says Ramia. “I’ve always been told that it’s my manager’s policy that you absolutely have to pay to go to the bathroom.”
The Daily Dot contacted Ramia via a TikTok comment.
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*Initial Release: May 31, 2022 7:34pm CDT
Rebekah Harding is a freelance reporter for the Daily Dot. She has digital and print bylines in Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, SheKnows and more.
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