A viral Fb video reveals a lady dubbed “AmEx Karen” throwing a match, skipping different prospects in line, and making an attempt to make use of her American Categorical card as a substitute of ID whereas buying wine at a Walgreens retailer.
The video was lately shared to the r/PublicFreakout subreddit, the place it was upvoted almost 43,000 instances by neighborhood members.
The video begins as a lady is outwardly pissed off from standing in line. A buyer in entrance of her steps apart, permitting the girl to proceed forward of her. “C’mon, you’re in a hurry,” the cashier tells the girl as she strikes ahead and slams her cart into the counter.
From there, the girl and the cashier commute about whether or not the opposite buyer was in line earlier than the girl proceeded ahead. “OK, well she should be in line and go her turn,” the girl says, to which the supervisor replies, “She’s as tired of listening to you as the rest of us.”
The scenario escalates when the cashier requests to see ID, and the girl deflects, seemingly arguing that it’s acceptable to place her cellphone quantity into the cardboard reader as a type of verification as a substitute. When explains that there received’t be any gadgets to ring up until ID is offered, the girl whips out an American Categorical card and says having ID “doesn’t matter” as a result of her card is platinum.
“I have a fucking American Express card that’s platinum,” she says. “Take that … You know what? Give me a manager!”
The cashier says that she is the supervisor and that if the girl doesn’t present ID, she’ll name the police. After lastly giving up her ID and continuing with the wine buy, the girl continues ranting about her American Categorical card.
“Yes, platinum. Thank you! It’s a platinum,” she says. “You don’t know anything about it. Yes, I’m rich … It’s really rich. Platinum, something you’ve never seen. It’s really heavy, too, by the way.”
Finally, the girl exits the Walgreens, wine in tow, and tells the person recording to “fuck off.”
In response to the video, one Fb commenter wrote “Money, Credit, Cars material things etc… do not define you as to who you are in life, your actions do.” One other wrote, “Omfg, people working in customer service do not get paid nearly what they should.”
Reddit consumer tigertony06 identified that the girl was the one particular person within the video not carrying a masks, writing “I guess platinum also means she doesnt have to wear a mask.”
Artwork by Jason Reed
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*First Printed: Aug 24, 2020, 12:31 pm
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