Tropical Storm Named Karen Sparks Hilarious Jokes About Calling the Manager

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“Can I speak to the manager?” Those were the fateful words that started an online meme epidemic.

With a little help from the asymmetrical blonde bob, the persona “Karen” was born. According to the internet memes, a “Karen” is a quite annoying mom who is ballsy and constantly asks to speak to the manager. Let’s be real – we all know a Karen.

So, understandably, people have been losing their minds after hearing that a tropical storm has been named Karen. Storm Karen is making its way across the Carribean Sea and though it isn’t expected to develop into a hurricane, it has been much talked about due to its namesake.

Keep scrolling to read the full story, and to see Twitter’s hilarious response.

Where do you even begin? Well, it usually starts with a list of names developed by the World Meteorological Organization that are assigned in alphabetical order to tropical storms as they are discovered in each hurricane season.

Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara, Dennis, Ellen, Francis, Gerda, and Hugh are just a handful of the names announced for the coming year – though I’m not sure how formidable Storm Dennis sounds…

Who remembers Storm Fifi in 1975? Or Storm Wilma in 2005?

A tropical storm that formed in the Atlantic is currently moving north through the Carribean Sea toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

It still has a maximum sustained wind speed of forty mph with gusts up to 105, so some effects will be felt across the Islands.

The fact that the storm has been officially named Karen.  

For those of you who aren’t up to date with the current internet memes, the name “Karen” has become associated with a certain type of middle-aged white woman who’s likely to throw a fit if she doesn’t get her own way. So, obviously, people are finding the whole thing very funny.


Well, the ever-so-accurate Urban Dictionary describes a Karen as a “mother of three. Blonde. Owns a Volvo. Annoying as hell. Wears acrylics 24/7. Currently at your workplace speaking to your manager.”

So this probably wasn’t the best name for a storm.

Because who’s going to take Storm Karen seriously, really?

The memes have been coming out in full force.

And, instead, seem intent on coming up with the best memes and jokes over Storm Karen’s hunt for a manager, asymmetrical blonde wigs in full force.

That Storm Karen obviously wants to speak to the manager… Duh.

Okay, this storm looks simply terrifying. I wouldn’t want to be the manager of a store for this one…

Managers, brace yourselves!

Just speak to Karen next time, god damn it!

They’re just not working!

Karen’s after any form of manager, apparently.

I was honestly feeling a bit lost after the whole Area 51 fiasco…

And this guy is living in the year 2079…

Storm Kyle would be formidable (thanks to the Monster Energy boost…).

It’s just been fantastic, hasn’t it? Keep scrolling to see some of the best memes of the biggest event of the year… The raid of Area 51.