Every day of your life, you have experienced something that doesn’t quite go your way. Whether it be the food you ordered is entirely different than expected, someone cutting you off in traffic, or something as simple as seeing a piece of trash on the ground. For little slights like this, you have a choice of whether to get inconsolably angry or let it go like water off a duck’s back. Depending on the circumstances, it’s usually best you choose the latter option. If not, you might risk making a scene or becoming the embodiment of a Karen.
Luckily, there’s a way to feel that cathartic annoyance without taking it out on service workers and those around you. Finding stories and images that make you feel pain online is arguably the 21st-century Great American Pastime. While these might not be as enraging as your average AITA Reddit post, they are capable of sending a quiver up your spine.