The Most Karen Moment Ever Caught On Tape At A Starbucks

Starbucks should really be compensating its workers well for the number of unpleasant customers they have to deal with on a daily basis. One recent example of this was an experience shared by Starbucks barista @anabbmo on TikTok. The user was cleaning the store's machines after closing when an unseen woman was heard asking for a cup. After the barista told the potential customer that the location was closed and that the register was unassigned, the "Karen" — who was still off-camera — yelled, "We're never coming back." The customer then supposedly left, and the barista exchanged a few words of both confusion and amusement with her coworker, who was not shown on camera. According to the barista, the face that the woman had made was funny, which made this unpleasant exchange slightly less awkward.

Both the TikTok user and commenters cracked jokes about Starbucks losing this woman's service. "Did she really think that I would say 'no, please come back,'" the user sarcastically asked in the video's text-to-speech feature.

TikTok's reaction

Starbucks customers aren't known for their amicability. With recent demands for viral TikTok drinks to physical confrontations for messing up orders, Starbucks baristas need to bring an overwhelming amount of patience to work with them every day. In the video's comments, user @anabbmo clarified that the woman was asking for a glass cup to purchase. Furthermore, this Starbucks is located in an airport, which made her "never coming back" comment all the more hysterical. One TikTok user, @yesssirrrskiiii, pointed out how the woman's business wouldn't even impact the barista. They commented, "I get paid by the hour, not by your cash," which the creator agreed with.

Karen's in the service industry are known to throw fits when they don't get their way, as shown in this episode at a McDonald's drive-thru window, where a woman flings her iced tea at the workers in a disagreement. Atta Girl describes a Karen as "a woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary," which is exactly how this woman acted at this particular airport Starbucks.