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A Twitter user is receiving backlash for complaining about a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver after her Twitter account was found to be filled with customer complaints.
The user, Blemi “Karen,” posted a video of a UPS delivery driver who was supposed to pick up packages from her home but is instead seen on camera barely knocking before walking away.
“UPS I waited all day for you to pickup two boxes. This is what your driver did,” she tweeted, tagging UPS.
The user is now on the receiving end of jokes online after others began pointing out that her entire account is dedicated to replying to companies her complaints about their services.
“If ‘Let me speak to your manager’ was a Twitter account,” Twitter user @OhOkTash joked.
PLEASE look at her page 😂😂 https://t.co/ozr3BfOuyb— Dior. 🌏 (@DeadyDior) January 25, 2020
If “Let me speak to your manager” was a Twitter account 🤣😭😭 pic.twitter.com/RglXf92sZX— 𝐀𝐡𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐧 💋 (@OhOkTash) January 24, 2020
People like this intentionally create problems to gripe about so they can get free things or discounts from companies. She looks like she has mastered the art of corporate complaints and whining.— Low Dropper for Jesus (@Mr_Everythng) January 24, 2020
Just from your timeline, I can hear this picture screaming “CaN i TaLk To YoUr MaNaGeR” pic.twitter.com/YIaQ3ZXvb3— Christian Riley (@CornerSportsCR) January 24, 2020
He legit did not want to do that pick up.— 81 freckles (@msjoven) January 24, 2020
He never even stopped after that fucking fingertip finesse on the door. And I’ll be dammed if he didn’t start running on his way back to the truck. 😭
UPS: Unwilling to Provide Service 😩
In one tweet, she complains about slow service at Burger King, saying, “a 25 minute wait in the drive thru is NOT ‘fast food.’”
. @BurgerKing a 25 minute wait in the drive thru is NOT “fast food.” And thanks for giving me a cold burger and fries with all the toppings I requested you NOT put on.— Blemi “Karen” (@blemi99) December 22, 2019
In another Tweet to AMC Theaters, she complains about the sorry state of the bathroom, attaching pictures for emphasis.
While many made jokes, some pointed out the already hard conditions that many UPS drivers are forced to work under, with one saying, “Imagine delivering 300 packages and knocking waiting for everyone to come to the door. If a driver waits 5 mins for 200 stops that’s over 16 hours a day – don’t forget that this is a high stress job where you have to DRIVE. These men and women have a family to get home to.”
Imagine delivering 300 packages and knocking waiting for everyone to come to the door. If a driver waits 5 mins for 200 stops that's over 16 hours a day - don't forget that this is a high stress job where you have to DRIVE. These men and women have a family to get home to.— rudebwoy_Auba (@iam_tcb) January 24, 2020
Users receiving backlash for complaining about delivery drivers isn’t a new phenomenon on Twitter. In September, Lizzo was caught in a controversy over her tweet falsely claiming that a Postmates courier had stolen her food, which she later deleted and apologized for.
Although most might be embarrassed by their tweet going viral as meme fodder, Blemi “Karen” doesn’t seem bothered by it. In another Tweet updating her followers, she said UPS contacted her and arranged for her packages to be picked up the following day.
She also said she’s going shopping tomorrow to which one of her followers said, “Good luck!!! Or for the sake of this amazing Twitter account, bad luck!!!”
Good luck!!! Or for the sake of this amazing Twitter account, bad luck!!!— elizagn (@elizagnnnn) January 26, 2020
Nashwa Bawab is a freelance journalist based in Dallas. Her work has appeared in the Texas Observer, Middle East Eye, the Dallas Observer, the Intercept, and more.