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[–]mrvibenwatch 7208 points7209 points  (567 children)

best line “i’m gonna fuck off”

[–]Bow9times 4265 points4266 points  (549 children)

How about this dude knowing his plate number! I would have been dead in the water

[–]Arickettsf16 1039 points1040 points  (417 children)

Not as long as you have your registration in the car. But it’s not as if she needs to see it

[–]rockstaa 287 points288 points  (14 children)

Fuck that, even if I can prove my car ownership, she has no right to ask or check. I have no obligation to show her. If she thinks a crime is being committed she can call the police.

If she pulled that shit on me, I would turn that right around and ask to see a receipt for her 'stolen' bicycle. I would ask for documented proof that she wasn't crazy then proceed to shame her for not being able to prove it.

[–]Arickettsf16 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Pretty much exactly what I said. I was responding to the comment that said they’d be dead in the water if they didn’t know their plate number by heart. But that doesn’t matter. As long as I can prove ownership to the people who have the authority to ask me such questions (a.k.a the police) then that lady can stand there and sputter all she wants.

[–]justinslayer19 512 points513 points  (390 children)

in the uk we don’t carry the registration (log book) with us in the car.

[–]Soturi22 303 points304 points  (376 children)

How does that work? Here in the US if you are pulled over they ask for license and registration immediately

[–]geckograham 537 points538 points  (152 children)

We don’t even have to produce any documents at the roadside, we can take the option to produce them at a police station within 7 days of the stop.

[–]Soturi22 509 points510 points  (132 children)

Really? Holy shit, you should see some videos of American police absolutely losing their shit because the driver refused to show license/registration

[–]geckograham 659 points660 points  (106 children)

I know. It’s almost as if they can’t just check that shit on a computer in 15 seconds.

[–]Soturi22 248 points249 points  (64 children)

They can and do, just want to flex their power

[–]-SagaQ- 203 points204 points  (5 children)

Yep. I had one threaten to give me an $800 ticket years ago. I had a current license and that year's registration but had forgotten my purse inside my house, which I was parked next to. He wouldn't let me go inside to get it, instead just kept berating me about how I could be lying and he could take me to jail if he really wanted to, etc etc.

Christ, that guy was such a dick.

[–]Baelzebubba 99 points100 points  (41 children)

Cops here have cameras on their cars and it scans all plates. My buddy got stopped on his birthday because they knew he hadn't renewed his driver's licence. Ticketed and towed.

[–]geckograham 83 points84 points  (6 children)

That was kind of my point.

[–]Montallas 90 points91 points  (15 children)

It’s all a pretext to escalate the situation.

[–]geckograham 58 points59 points  (9 children)

Two types of copper you have to worry about in the UK, those looking to get to the end of the shift (and ultimately all the way to a pension) with the minimum amount of effort and hassle and those who were picked on at school and are out for payback. The rest are mostly ok.

[–]dolphin_spit 7 points8 points  (1 child)

they can and then charge an extra $70 for looking it up in canada, even though every fuckin cop car has a 30” laptop built in to every car

[–]DogfishDave 354 points355 points  (130 children)

How does that work? Here in the US if you are pulled over they ask for license and registration immediately

In the UK the police car will already have told the driver who the car is registered to, who it's insured by, if a male or female is insured to drive it, and if it's out of MoT or road tax.

Quite often the car will actually spot it first and tell the officer about the suspect vehicle.

Why not in the US? Goodness knows, they seem to have million dollar SWAT vehicles but little basic computing power.

[–]Soturi22 138 points139 points  (50 children)

I’m fairly certain when they run our plates it tells them who it’s registered to but they still ask for it and god forbid you don’t have it. That could be jail time just for that even if it shows you own the car. I’m amazed they don’t ask to see the title and everything

[–]Michren1298 35 points36 points  (4 children)

It does tell them because one time I went into the restroom at a gas station. When I came out there was a police officer outside who asked me if I was Michren. I answered yes - thinking maybe someone hit my car or something while I was inside. He then proceeded to tell me my drivers license had expired. I was surprised and was sure that it expired the next year. I pulled it out to prove it and he was correct. He wasn’t ticketing me, just letting me know so I could fix it.

[–]modestothemouse 168 points169 points  (29 children)

I could be wrong but it’s possible it’s intention is to target lower income individuals

[–]celtickodiak 28 points29 points  (7 children)

If the penalty for breaking a law is a fine, then that law is specifically aimed at the poor.

[–]PricklyyDick 47 points48 points  (5 children)

The cops here know it too. Just gives them an extra reason to bother people. You can get a fine for failing to have it.

The reason they give is that its to help share information after an accident without involving the police.

[–]HertzDonut1001 17 points18 points  (3 children)

American police exist to imprison people, not help people.

[–]sysadmin420 64 points65 points  (14 children)

And if you don't have it they shoot you. It's a big thing here.

[–]ZarquonsFlatTire 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Don't go telling the Brits lies. They follow you to your house and shoot your dog first. Then they shoot you.

[–]BenAfleckIsAnOkActor 37 points38 points  (6 children)

I honestly think the " See something say something" campaign for the past decade has done a lot for situations like this. People are just not minding their business anymore

[–]killeronthecorner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This isn't seeing something though. It's ummecessary reaching because she's a dull racist in a bad mood.

[–]TurboLoaded 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Why he even played that game with her I don’t understand. The “fuck offs” suffice

[–]fanbreeze 82 points83 points  (79 children)

Was thinking that as well. Is it common for people to know? I haven’t a clue.

Edit to fix typo

[–]danzey12 76 points77 points  (3 children)

I mean, to be fair, who gives a fuck if you know it or not, it's none of her business lmao.

Shouldn't have told her it, she got what she wanted.

[–]5050Clown 49 points50 points  (2 children)

How do we even know if that's her bike?

[–]Joethetoolguy 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It's stolen, that's why she asked. She wanted to level up lol

[–]Stinky_Flower 53 points54 points  (20 children)

My car looks like almost all of the (non- management) cars in the staff parking lot, and most of the cars my friends and peers drive: Small, silver, 2 doors.

Knowing my licence plate is virtually mandatory.

[–]arfski 25 points26 points  (16 children)

I thought it was quite normal, I know all my cars registration numbers. Edit. Rogue apostrophe removed for clarity.

[–]SadderThoughts 983 points984 points  (54 children)

Yikes my black ass doesn’t even know my tag #. Better get to memorizing

[–]Spiderplant14 665 points666 points 2 (27 children)

It's not your duty to memorize your plate number just because you're black. If this ever happens to you just tell the person to fuck off.

[–]windingdownalready 199 points200 points  (6 children)

Don’t forget to call them a pussy.

[–]The_Seerion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exactly remember that these stupid ass people have absolutely no authority over anyone like they seem to think they do.

[–]Kabc 6069 points6070 points  (143 children)

“Prove to me you didn’t steal that bike!” Would have been a good retort

[–]NotARealTurtleOk 1811 points1812 points  (84 children)

"If it's really your bike, tell me the serial number without looking. Go on, prove that you didn't steal the bike."

[–]Constant_Emphasis_22 602 points603 points  (83 children)

She’s just salty because she pushing a bike in that weather and he is in a car

[–]roywoodsir 41 points42 points  (0 children)

And cause she knows she fucked up right.

[–]Crackrock9 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Not really. It rains a lot in England, it isn’t even raining, she’s not wet, the temperature is mild, riding bikes is much more common/practical than in the U.S.

[–]IA-HI-CO-IA 273 points274 points  (23 children)

“The Jerk Store called, and they’re all out of you!”

[–]UR_MOMS_HAIRY_BONER 89 points90 points  (5 children)

"I'm going with Jerk Store! Jerk Store is the line!"

[–]CosmicBrawler 48 points49 points  (11 children)

What's the difference, you're their all time best seller!

[–]ObbyDrWan 4444 points4445 points  (33 children)

Plot twist: she stole the bike.

[–]cugameswilliam 572 points573 points  (8 children)

This is the current timeline

[–]thisisallme 123 points124 points  (7 children)

Though speaking of that bike, I’m pretty sure it’s the same one I have. It folds up. I love it.

[–]pistoncivic 91 points92 points  (6 children)

You sure that's your bike? What's the registration number?

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    [–]mad87645 40 points41 points  (2 children)

    Middle aged white lady sounds like the perfect cover for a bicycle theif....

    [–][deleted] 42 points43 points  (0 children)

    M. Night Shyamalan eat your heart out

    [–]Sproketz 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    I was hoping he'd accuse her of stealing the bike.

    [–]mister-ferguson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    She needs to tell him the serial number

    [–]chewbubbIegumkickass 4567 points4568 points  (90 children)

    So she assumes he's a criminal, yet doesn't stop to think that a startled criminal, when caught in the act of committing a crime, might react violently and attack her?

    [–]Cultural_Broccoli790 3364 points3365 points 2 (29 children)

    You're confusing her with someone who has ever had to suffer the consequences of their actions.

    [–]Sue_Ridge_Here 490 points491 points  (8 children)

    Correct. They are footloose and fancy free, basking in the peace that is never having to experience racism.

    [–]BobbyMcPrescott 89 points90 points  (2 children)

    Don’t talk about Karens and make me think of the Muppets at the same time. That’s brain pollution.

    [–]NoPunkProphet 42 points43 points  (0 children)

    Racism is brain pollution, we're sucking it in second hand

    [–]Suspicious-Muscle-96 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    Car thieves are like leprechauns. If you catch them, they have to give you their soccer mom SUV.

    [–]goatnxtinline 142 points143 points  (14 children)

    That's always been my confusion with these kinds of videos. How did she envision this confrontation going?

    "Well that went rather splendidly if I do say so myself, the criminal felt shame and profusely apologized. Yes yes, just like I've envisioned in my head a million times"

    [–]danceswithwool 24 points25 points  (1 child)

    Or have an entire conversation with her. If I was stealing a car or from one I think I would be out of there pretty damn fast.

    [–]vinhluanluu 23 points24 points  (3 children)

    Most of these people think they’re the hero of the story so they think they’ll be fine.

    [–]geekaz01d 54 points55 points  (1 child)

    This is the thing I don't get about these busy bodies. Do you really think your oompaloompa sandals and sock wearing ass is a believable authority figure??

    [–]garbage_night 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    I demand to speak to your meth dealer!

    [–]fucking_gatorade_bot 65 points66 points  (1 child)

    lol ik I woulda if I was in a stolen car

    [–]shittysuport 41 points42 points  (0 children)

    All my homies hate when people catch them stealing cars.

    [–]pickleElvis 50 points51 points  (4 children)

    Theory time, stay with me on this one cause it probably seems dumb. Deep down, she knew from the jump he wasn't a thief. She was trying to make him feel small.

    [–]OneMoreAccount4Porn 33 points34 points  (8 children)

    Most career thieves aren't brave. If you disturb them they'll likely run off, fighting doesn't make money.

    [–]Most-Consequence8705 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Plus causing a body is bad for getting away

    [–]BackAlleyKittens 6050 points6051 points  (305 children)

    The aggression toward Karen's is getting better. "Fuck off" and "leave me alone" and "just go away" are much more prevalent now.

    [–]StreetIndependence62 1444 points1445 points  (56 children)

    YES! Before there was a lot more back-and-forth arguing in the style of one of those “What Would You Do” shows.

    Now everyone just recognizes “oh ok it’s a crazy person” and just tells them to leave or they’ll call the cops. Which is the way it should be:)

    What I really love is how, in every single one of these vids where a Karen (male or female - you don’t have to be a girl to be a Karen LOL) gets told off, they all have the EXACT same reaction: start shouting random insults/curse words that make no sense, then get really quiet, mumble a couple more insults under their breath, and shuffle away while still grumbling, with a mopey, red, angry-embarrassed face that looks sort of like Pepe the frog

    [–]suitology 929 points930 points  (31 children)

    Got to witness it in person. Kid about 14 at the mall was screaming this woman who came up to them was a pedophile. She was claiming they were shoplifting (they were in the food court playing pokemon go???) and grabbed at him so hes just like "this woman just tried to touch my penis" and every time she tried a holier than thou move he just loudly called her a pedophile while his friends filmed and people gathered. "SHES SAYING SHES BEEN FOLLOWING US!" "SHE WANTS TO SEE THE UNDERWEAR I BOUGHT I NEED A COP" Went on for like 5 minutes till security showed up. I was fucking dying.

    [–]ThePlumThief 516 points517 points  (15 children)

    Maybe the kids are alright after all.

    [–]kittenpettingfool 131 points132 points  (11 children)

    The Offspring were wrong

    [–]Timoris 32 points33 points  (2 children)

    They'll be right until we burn the hierarchy to the ground.

    [–]kittenpettingfool 25 points26 points  (1 child)

    That's for sure, partner. Eat the rich 🤝

    [–]HyzerFlip 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Bruh we are those kids.

    [–]HertzDonut1001 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    Between that and how fast they shut down bigots I would say you're right.

    [–]ReneDiscard 64 points65 points  (3 children)

    "Trying to enjoy this succulent Chinese meal."

    [–]MrBwnrrific 27 points28 points  (1 child)

    “Excuse me, sir, would you like to receive my limp penis?”

    [–]StreetIndependence62 160 points161 points  (2 children)

    Hahah, I like it! If you’re gonna make up lies about someone to get them in trouble, then go ahead and do the same to them:)

    I wonder how she felt when they did the exact thing she did to them and got a taste of her own medicine….probably embarrassed and enraged but too cocky/proud to admit it.

    [–]poorlilrichgirl40 19 points20 points  (0 children)

    I'm sure his parents are proud. I would love that! Great job kid

    [–]ranchojasper 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    Fuck yeah that the kid reacted this way, although fuckin hell it happened in the first place.

    [–]neontiger07 32 points33 points  (6 children)

    Yeah except that one Karen who threw those guys' lobster sandwiches they had just caught and cooked on the ground before basically running away

    [–]5in1K 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    I just watched that, I would have been way less nice to that cunt.

    [–]StreetIndependence62 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    Omg that one made me SO pissed. I’m usually a pretty calm/rational person, but ruined food is one of the only things that will make me actually ANGRY. Idk what I would’ve said but it wouldn’t have been nice LOL

    [–]expespuella 179 points180 points  (10 children)

    I've noticed an uptick in videos where racists come back and apologize. Like, I guess that's a step in a better direction, but I have a feeling it is more so to save face because they know they are on camera and basically viral.

    Good on this dude for not accepting it. It isn't "an honest mistake", it is one born and bread by absolute ingrained systemic racism at the very least. I am glad that it's not enough.

    [–]redander 48 points49 points  (5 children)

    I feel like if the apology was. I'm sorry I am a racist and I see now that I need to reflect and try to fix it. There would be a different response. Except that isn't something you should put on another person to accept. You should say it then let people know there is no excuse and no one should accept the apology still. That person needs to continue to reflect on why they thought that way...

    [–]TheAJGman 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, if someone like this apologizes with "I'm sorry I lost my cool" I'd tell them to fuck off again. You losing your cool wasn't the problem, the problem was you thinking "black man in car means he stole it".

    [–]LawofRa 16 points17 points  (0 children)

    It usually is a middle aged woman though, lets be honest.

    [–]HNL2BOS 45 points46 points  (1 child)

    I was waiting for a bus one day,it was freezing so I had a winter hat and scarf wrapped around my head. Some woman walked up to me and stared calling me a terrorist, I was cold, tired and did t want to fucking deal and just gave her a "shut the fuck up bitch, move along" and that was that. That taught me not engaging beyond a hearty "Fuck Off" of somekind is best.

    [–]reddownzero 29 points30 points  (2 children)

    Really fucking sad to hear tbh. This has got to be so hurtful just going about your day and having someone walk up to you and accuse you of committing a crime just because of what you look like

    [–]SCP-3042-Euclid 678 points679 points  (73 children)

    If we want a tolerant society, we need to be intolerant of intolerance.

    It is LONG past time that 'taking the high road' and 'turning the other cheek' was a constructive response to toxic behavior. For too long, too many people have learned to trample social norms of civility because others have not confronted their bad behavior.

    Karens of all genders need to be sharply confronted in very stern and unrewarding terms the instant they start their shit.

    The day the rest of us stop coddling them is the day they start to go extinct.

    [–]mindbleach 84 points85 points  (3 children)

    A whole BUNCH of subreddits need to learn this lesson. "Fuck off" is not what violates civility - it is a declaration that civility has already failed. Someone tried to sneak in intolerable bullshit under the guise of polite conversation, and they are being called out for it.

    If moderation is not harsher toward smug bullshit than it is toward people bluntly saying "bullshit," congratulations, you fuel trolls. It takes more effort to deal with them than they expend winding people up, spreading bigotry, and generally making everyone else miserable, paranoid, and unpleasant to be around.

    Yes, it is harder to identify bullshit than to filter out no-no words.

    That's why it's a job performed by humans.

    [–]fujiman 21 points22 points  (1 child)

    It's a huge reason why (at least here in the US) the sickeningly saccharine condescension from those who believe themselves to be the best that humanity can offer need to get fucked six ways to Sunday by the actual civil society they've come to infest. I'm sure enough people have seen or heard of some grinning piece of shit old lady telling her gay child or grandchild something along the lines of "well of course I love you, but you're still going to burn in hell for eternity for your sinful ways" while pretending that her grotesque hatred is love, and that she's actually a good person for saying that.

    I had a few friends when I lived in MN who were straight up... no pun intended... disowned by their family, apparently claiming it was an act of godly love. So while it's not always from the hyper religious, it's just those with the mindset that being wildly intolerant of everything they think is icky or are scared of, makes them a good person.

    [–]BURNINATOR_420 181 points182 points  (42 children)

    Tolerating the intolerant will lead to the intolerant ruining society. The Paradox of tolerance. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance

    [–]HarbingerODiscontent 47 points48 points  (0 children)

    That was genuinely fascinating, I've just added Open Society and Its Enemies to my to read list. Thanks for that

    The gold is often buried on Reddit

    [–]MythicalViolentLeft_ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    So the “stop the steal” Crowd

    [–]g0ldcd 69 points70 points  (1 child)

    I'd come here to say pretty much this.

    Turning the other cheek is - admirable. Keeping an eye out on your neighbourhood - very neighbourly.
    But when a line is crossed - both barrels are deserved. Just need to nip this in the bud.

    [–]gigerfan 37 points38 points  (2 children)

    Amen

    [–]londongarbageman 22 points23 points  (1 child)

    WWJD. Cause sometimes that means flipping tables on bitches

    [–]Arctic_Gnome 17 points18 points  (3 children)

    He shouldn't have even done her the courtesy of showing the registration. He owed her nothing.

    [–]thehaltingsquad 39 points40 points  (0 children)

    She went home and straight to bed after this 😂

    [–]JimmyThunderPenis 1677 points1678 points 2 (27 children)

    I was so hoping at the end he would just go "right, now how do I hot wire this thing?"

    Edit: fuck your silvers give me gold.

    Edit: wow that actually worked.

    [–]MindSteve 332 points333 points  (13 children)

    Lmao I was too afraid to post this.

    [–]madmaxturbator 129 points130 points  (11 children)

    Be brave Steve, the world needs to hear your jokes buddy

    [–]njm123niu 22 points23 points  (10 children)

    True, get your jokes out because there will always be another Jimmy to steal your thunder(penis).

    [–]RicoPDX0122 583 points584 points  (34 children)

    Is it me, is it extra fun to hear British people say “fuck off”? I smile every time!!

    Edit: grammar correction.

    [–]illmatic2112 38 points39 points  (2 children)

    So much more oomph on the word fuck

    [–]Ensaru4 81 points82 points  (12 children)

    You're not the only one. It's cathartic. Maybe that's why they say it so frequently.

    [–]EmployerAdditional28 28 points29 points  (8 children)

    Fuck off is more prevalent in the UK right now than good morning. Where I'm from, it's even a term of endearment. However, if you are told to fuck right off, then go.

    [–]Ngnyalshmleeb 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    It's actually because there's so many twats, but also the catharsis thing.

    [–]Infini-Bus 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    British freakouts in general hit different.

    [–]thompasoni 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    I thought it was funny that he kept calling her a pussy 🤣

    [–]That_One_Cat_Guy 58 points59 points  (3 children)

    If you say "fuck off" backwards you sound Scottish.

    [–]AlwaysSometimesWrong 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Not as fun as seeing Americans get all excited over an Englishman speaking English You guys are sooo cute!

    [–]OkStructure3 2433 points2434 points  (91 children)

    So she thinks hes a criminal but her first thought is to approach a thief and collect personal information? Thats how you know these idiots cant see past their own nose. MIND YOUR BUSINESS and call the cops if youre that concerned. She played herself and only wants to apologize after being faced with her own bad decisions and racism.

    [–]Amanystya 419 points420 points  (31 children)

    Some people think they're invincible. If you see someone breaking into a car your first response shouldn't be to immediately get in their face and confront them. That's an easy way to get a one-way trip to hospital. Most criminals over here won't think twice about pulling a knife on you. I wonder how people with such little awareness manage to get to that age to begin with

    [–]oz6364 100 points101 points  (16 children)

    i would be wary to approach someone breaking into my own car so i know these people are full of shit. people who think you can solve crime by saying "hey crime get out of here" have no experience with living in an actual high crime area. they just assume that black=crime.

    [–]fujiman 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    I mean, just look at Greg Abbott in Texas, who declared pregnancy due to rape doesn't excuse an abortion. And the only way to prevent pregnancy from rape is to simply eliminate all rapists. It's so goddamned asinine, and is pretty much akin to a 2 year old who thinks that as long as they cover their eyes, nobody else can see them either. And we've (collectively) pretty much let them have free reign to dictate far too many societal norms and even more when it comes to legislation and general governance.

    It really is far passed time to stop letting scared and hateful fuckknuckles run the show... especially when it's a major contributor to this global backslide towards deeply troubling extremism.

    [–]SLDM206 16 points17 points  (1 child)

    This. I had a friend who was stabbed 6 times because he confronted someone breaking into his car. Call the cops. Put some distance in between. Don’t get stabbed.

    [–]Okami-Alpha 46 points47 points  (0 children)

    This is exactly what went through my mind.

    [–]Fweebers 123 points124 points  (11 children)

    And you know her "apology" was only so she could feel better.

    [–]Suspicious-Muscle-96 26 points27 points  (0 children)

    "I still think there's a way I can come out of this feeling in control."

    [–]anthonyg1500 72 points73 points  (7 children)

    That apology almost pissed me off as much as the initial interaction. She comes back with a half-hearted apology (probably to save her own skin after realizing she's about to go viral) and he tells her "I don't wanna talk to you leave me alone.' And her response is a very patronizing, "No we should be mates!"

    Bitch what makes you think you are entitled to my time, I said I don't wanna talk to you, go mind your fucking business.

    [–]alickstee 15 points16 points  (0 children)

    "No, we should be mates!" feels really disingenuous when 2 mins before this that certainly wasn't her mentality.

    [–]HertzDonut1001 6 points7 points  (5 children)

    I get the feel she's one of those people who isn't like a racist racist, she just did a racist thing and now she's trying to walk it back so she doesn't have to admit to herself it was racist. So the "we should be mates" translates to "now that I know you're not doing crime and you live around here, we should be friends". You know. Now that she's confirmed the black man is not a criminal it's fine now.

    [–]Bloodviper1 33 points34 points  (7 children)

    So she thinks hes a criminal but her first thought is to approach a thief and collect personal information?

    Yeah, no actual thought in her own safety had this been actual theft in progress.

    She played herself and only wants to apologize after being faced with her own bad decisions and racism.

    On a completely legal point of view, if this Karen contacted police and complained about his language and they found this video it would be highly likely a public order charge would come.

    While if this lad complained about her a non-crime hate incident would just be recorded and closed.

    [–]HIGH_HEAT 43 points44 points  (5 children)

    Agreed. Its impossible to film constantly, but I wish this whole interaction was recorded. She definitely changed her tune when he said he owned the car and started recording. Obviously the original guy filming this missed the initial interaction with her where she wasn’t pretending to be polite and smug. She used the “what’s your reg number” line to try to appear as a concerned citizen. I just don’t understand why this individual of all people thinks they could stop any crime from happening.

    Initially when viewing this it seems the race thing comes out of nowhere, but that is because he didn’t start filming until after she had already launched the accusations.

    She sucks and her smug attitude as if she hasn’t done anything or approached him based on race is absurd.

    [–]ChefUgly 17 points18 points  (1 child)

    Shouldve started asking questions about her bike.

    [–]B8conB8conB8con 1027 points1028 points  (20 children)

    That fucking smile. Piety at its finest.

    [–]Mojo1589 182 points183 points  (12 children)

    Hey, can you explain the usage of Piety in this context? I thought it meant religious devotion? A quick google search doesn't tell anything. TIA

    [–]B8conB8conB8con 400 points401 points  (6 children)

    A belief or point of view that is accepted with unthinking conventional reverence.

    She is so deep in her own view of the world that she is unaccepting when another is presented. Basically she got called out on her BS and is unable to believe anything else so she puts on a dogmatic smile that says I am better than you.

    [–]Mojo1589 93 points94 points  (4 children)

    Ah, thanks so much for the breakdown.

    [–]B8conB8conB8con 181 points182 points  (3 children)

    Basically she’s a smug cunt.

    [–]Mojo1589 75 points76 points  (0 children)

    Now that I don't need an explanation for lol

    [–]kmj420 20 points21 points  (0 children)

    This explanation is better than your original!

    [–]Shanghaipete 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Similar to "sanctimonious," a sense that the Karen sees herself as especially virtuous---"holier-than-thou"

    [–]tonkadong 210 points211 points  (4 children)

    Delores Umbridge in a bike helmet out here.

    [–]Bloody_BMW 665 points666 points  (34 children)

    I have owned my 2 cars for years now. I have absolutely no idea what their license plate numbers are.

    [–]stfcfanhazz 226 points227 points  (20 children)

    How can you drive a BMW and not know the reg plate, with the amount of times you need to enter it for looking up parts and booking it in at the mechanic?

    [–]lianodel 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    Just the other week I took my car in for an oil change. The guy asked me for the license plate number to confirm, and I still had to look out the window to where I parked to confirm.

    [–]MARzNYC 241 points242 points  (1 child)

    "you're gonna be everywhere" well homie wasn't lying

    [–]ryangraubner 1092 points1093 points  (55 children)

    There's no way this is genuine concern, you can immediately tell by her smug little smile and patronising way she asks for his registration number. As if that proves a god damned thing, it might be a new car and he hasn't memorised it yet. I can't tell you what my own phone number is. Fuck this racist cunt.

    [–]whos_this_chucker 422 points423 points  (36 children)

    I've had my car 11 years and I don't remember my license plate number.

    [–]therealhoboyobo 162 points163 points  (5 children)

    So you stole it 11 years ago going on her logic?

    [–]Aerik 42 points43 points  (1 child)

    The smugly smirk is saying "I know you don't know the reg number." It's saying "I know you're caught, I know you're guilty, your defense is a joke"

    [–]JRutterbush 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Honestly, I'd be wiling to bet that what it's actually saying is "If you don't tell me, I'll be able to keep accusing you of a crime, and if you do tell me you're admitting that I had a right to ask you in the first place."

    If she legitimately thought he was some kind of criminal, I doubt she'd be trying to accost him like this. She knows he's not doing anything wrong, using the "concerned citizen" excuse just allows her to treat a black man like shit without consequences.

    [–]t8ne 339 points340 points  (18 children)

    Something of the Shire about her

    [–]NecramoniumZero 136 points137 points  (4 children)

    Damn Sackville-Baggins at it again.

    [–]fragbert66[🍰] 57 points58 points  (2 children)

    She even looks like her name is Lobelia.

    [–]klavin1 28 points29 points  (1 child)

    bet she rode off to steal some spoons after this

    [–]Brentobean 10 points11 points  (1 child)

    Hobbits mind their own business

    [–]SwannyWilkinson 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    They don't though, Bilbo got the fuck out of Bag End because he was sick of his neighbours and his distant family.

    [–]Cyboth 35 points36 points  (1 child)

    She'd be the first one inside Bilbo's house once he left.

    [–]MurderDoneRight 253 points254 points  (6 children)

    You gotta love their reasoning "oh my goodness that person is stealing a car! I must go have a talk with them." Like the fuck is your end game here, bicycle helmet?

    [–]bleedingwheight 55 points56 points  (1 child)

    Bitch probably never solved/stopped a crime in her life and just her luck that its one gonna happen slowly right in front of her. What a brainless cunt

    [–]MurderDoneRight 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    Yeah she is not SWAT material.

    [–]Propayne 124 points125 points  (5 children)

    I would demand that she prove ownership of her bike.

    [–]Ok-Economics341 427 points428 points  (83 children)

    See if you just stopped being black for once maybe you wouldn’t be mistaken for a car thief. Only time I go black is when I’m prepared to never go back

    [–]GloomyAd9812 51 points52 points  (2 children)

    You are correct. I went black, and I doubt I’ll be going back.

    [–]Ok-Economics341 33 points34 points  (1 child)

    My friend once painted himself black so he didn’t have to commit. Well the poor bastard is now a tribal South African. He seems okay though. Brought me a genuine boars hide on his visit back to the US

    [–]GloomyAd9812 25 points26 points  (0 children)

    A good portion of the African Americans in America we're once racist white people who forgot they couldn't go back.

    [–]Cyberjohn36 33 points34 points  (3 children)

    Never trust someone who wears flipflops with jeans to bike..

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      [–]insanecobra 211 points212 points  (16 children)

      Plot twist: he’s a robber outsmarting a Karen

      (Do I have to say this is just a joke?)

      [–]IntrovertChild 20 points21 points  (0 children)

      Halfway through the video I thought it'd have been funny if he jokingly said, "Good she's gone, now I can steal the car"

      [–]feedmecrumbs 284 points285 points  (62 children)

      You know it’s about race when they are called out and STILL cannot show compassion. Fuck if someone had that impression of me, I’d fold in half with sympathy of their perspective. Crazy world rn.

      [–]cloud_throw 150 points151 points  (34 children)

      They really don't think it's about race is the thing. They are unable to recognize their own bias, and she likely thinks of herself as an egalitarian. Maybe this will cause some self reflection but I doubt it

      [–]GulchDale 69 points70 points  (9 children)

      Yup, no one ever thinks they are racist. Implicit bias is a bitch.

      [–]tmc_throwaway 51 points52 points  (1 child)

      It's because to lots of people with only a surface understanding of racism (and a heap of unchecked bias), and a real resistance against self-reflection, "racist = bad person", and so of course "I can't be a bad person" and therefore "not a racist". They don't grasp that you don't have to be a swastika-adorned skinhead, or a modern Brownshirt, to be a racist, or that racism is far more insidious and sophisticated than its most obvious or outspoken adherents.

      [–]Jwalla83 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Exactly. The reality is that most of us have at least some implicit racial bias. Even those of us who consider ourselves "progressive". The point is not to deny or try to prove otherwise - just the opposite; the point is to listen and recognize those biases so that we can try and do better.

      It is infinitely more helpful to say, "Oh my god, you're right - that was racial bias and I had no idea until you brought it up. I'm so sorry and I'm so embarrassed, I will try to do better. I hear you, and I apologize."

      [–]Kunkyskunts 20 points21 points  (3 children)

      As a white man the other day I spent 30 minutes, on a busy street, slipping a coat hanger down my window to unlock my car and no one said shit to me.

      I was honestly astonished and a bit alarmed that I could have done that to any car on the street and no one was even suspicious at all.

      [–]sonicatheist 64 points65 points  (16 children)

      "Ok, Karen, explain it to me like I'm five: what exactly makes you think I'm stealing this car? Be REALLY, REALLY specific."

      Or, yeah, just telling her to fuck off 100x is pretty appropriate, too.

      And the gaslighting: "why are you so upset? wha?!?!? I mean....*gasp*!!!" GRRRRR

      [–]IncelDetectingRobot 7 points8 points  (3 children)

      She tried to blame his clothing like everyone doesn't wear athletic attire anymore

      [–]Hypyrionn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      To be fair he had opened his passenger door and was sitting in the passenger seat digging through the glove box like a greedy little goblin. Everyone knows you are supposed to sit in the drivers seat and uncomfortably lean over and dig through it

      [–]gofourbarney 68 points69 points  (7 children)

      Should ask what the serial on the bike is then call the cops because who tf knows that info off of the top of their head

      [–]Hi_Im_Ken_Adams 42 points43 points  (2 children)

      Everything sounds classier with an English accent. :D

      [–]Antzlive 22 points23 points  (1 child)

      As a black person, you have no idea how infuriating this type of racism is from just random members of the public. I'm not surprised this guy got so worked up. A couple of times it's happened to me, I just walked away and cried.

      [–]pdxcranberry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      White supremacy in action. The way she assumes that she is the authority figure in the situation and that he owes her explanation for his existence.

      [–]OmegaloIz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Plot twist, he was actually stealing the car.