Woman taking her ’emotional support’ PIG for a walk is accosted by FURIOUS Karen

A pet owner was taking her emotional support pig for a walk with her friend when they were accosted by a furious ‘Karen’ who had a meltdown over the size of the animal and his feces.  

Reddit user u/InternationalPen2224 posted a video of the confrontation on the ‘Public Freakout’ forum three weeks ago with the caption: ‘When you have physical beef with a big pig.’  

In the three-minute video, the outraged stranger marches up to the pet owner and her pal while the pig — named Chorizo — sniffs at a tree, much like a dog would before going to the bathroom. 

Stranger danger: A pet owner was walking her emotional support pig when she was harassed by an outraged 'Karen' who had a meltdown over the animal being in a park

Stranger danger: A pet owner was walking her emotional support pig when she was harassed by an outraged ‘Karen’ who had a meltdown over the animal being in a park 

‘Yeah, I want to know why you have a pig in the middle of a park,’ the woman demands, prompting the pet owner’s friend to step in.  

‘We’re on a walk. Can you just leave us alone? Obviously…you’re not a part of our walk,’ the friend says. You don’t have to be here.’

In typical Karen fashion, the woman won’t back off. Even though the pig is clearly on a leash, she starts lecturing them. 

‘This is a community that has bylaws,’ she says. ‘And if you have a dog, you have it on a leash.’

‘He’s on a leash!’ the friend hits back, while the pig’s owner adds: ‘He’s under control, my pet. More than your dog, I’m sure.’

Going viral: Reddit user u/InternationalPen2224 posted a video of the confrontation on the 'Public Freakout' forum three weeks ago

Going viral: Reddit user u/InternationalPen2224 posted a video of the confrontation on the ‘Public Freakout’ forum three weeks ago

Doing his business: The three-minute clip shows the stranger approaching the pet owner and her friend while the pig, Chorizo, sniffs at a tree and goes to the bathroom

Doing his business: The three-minute clip shows the stranger approaching the pet owner and her friend while the pig, Chorizo, sniffs at a tree and goes to the bathroom

The woman tries another tactic and starts griping about how it’s a ‘huge animal’ and ‘eating the landscape.’ 

That’s when Chorizo decides to defecate next to the tree, which really sets the woman off. 

‘Look at that! Look at that right on our lawn,’ she complains. 

The owner goes to pick up the poop like any dog owner would, which her friend points out. 

‘Pig’s poop all the time, just like a dog,’ Chorizo’s owner adds. ‘If you have a problem, then you contact my lawyer.’ 

Hard to handle: The outraged woman demands to know why 'they have a pig in the middle of a park' and refuses to leave them alone, even after they point out he's on a leash

Hard to handle: The outraged woman demands to know why 'they have a pig in the middle of a park' and refuses to leave them alone, even after they point out he's on a leash

Hard to handle: The outraged woman demands to know why ‘they have a pig in the middle of a park’ and refuses to leave them alone, even after they point out he’s on a leash

The stranger gripes about how the pig is 'huge' and 'eating the landscape'

The stranger gripes about how the pig is ‘huge’ and ‘eating the landscape’

Wont' back down: She insists she is going to call the homeowner's association after they tell her that Chorizo is an emotional support animal and asks where they live

Wont' back down: She insists she is going to call the homeowner's association after they tell her that Chorizo is an emotional support animal and asks where they live

Wont’ back down: She insists she is going to call the homeowner’s association after they tell her that Chorizo is an emotional support animal and asks where they live

While the friend begs the woman to leave them alone, she starts to threaten to call the homeowner’s association to report them, leading the owner to reveal that Chorizo is an emotional support animal.  

‘You have a pig — a pig as an emotional support animal! the stranger yells, demanding to know why she hasn’t seen them before if they have been living here for a year.  

‘I know everything that goes on around here, I do. I know everything,’ she says, insisting she is going to take a picture of the animal to report it. ‘It’s a park that has nice grass and he’s taking his business on the grass.’

The woman claims she has never heard of a pig being an emotional support animal before and asks for their names and where they ‘actually live.’

‘Karen, you don’t need to know anybody’s name, but we sure know yours,’ the pig owner’s friend hits back. ‘Can you please leave? We’re gonna call the police ’cause you’re harassing us now. 

Wow: The pet owner and her friend threaten to call the police because she is harassing them, and she finally leaves

Wow: The pet owner and her friend threaten to call the police because she is harassing them, and she finally leaves

Wow: The pet owner and her friend threaten to call the police because she is harassing them, and she finally leaves

Threat: The video ends with the stranger yelling: 'I am following up on this! I am following up!'

Threat: The video ends with the stranger yelling: ‘I am following up on this! I am following up!’

‘Call the police, because this is just too much,’ the owner says, calling Chorizo to come to her. 

The video ends with the stranger yelling: ‘I am following up on this! I am following up!’ 

Thousands of people have commented on the footage, with many insisting they would be delighted to see a pig out for a walk.  

‘She tries so hard to figure out why she’s even mad about it: “Dogs have to be on a leash!” “He’s pooping on the grass!” “He’s huge!”’ one person pointed out. 

‘She keeps saying, “I want to know why…”Why not just be curious and interested then,’ someone else asked. ‘Why does it have to be a total offense to your entire being. Relax already.’

‘If I was out on a walk and saw that trundling towards me on a leash I would laugh my arse off, and want to say hello,’ another person insisted. 

Woman asks if she’s being selfish for refusing to take on her pregnant colleague’s workload

‘It’s not my problem’: Young co-worker is labelled ‘selfish’ after refusing to take on her pregnant colleague’s workload while she is on unpaid sick leave

  • Woman refused to take on pregnant colleague’s workload while she’s on leave 
  • Liddy, eight weeks pregnant, decided to take a month off due morning sickness 
  • HR told her she needed to find someone to cover her work while she’s away
  • When HR approached the woman about taking up extra workload, she refused
  • The employee has questioned whether she was being selfish for what she did 

An office worker has questioned whether she is being selfish for refusing to take over her pregnant colleague’s workload while she goes on unpaid sick leave. 

The woman, 30, said her co-worker Liddy, 28, who’s eight weeks pregnant, decided to take one month off work due her ‘horrible’ morning sickness.

When the co-worker informed human resources (HR), she was told she could take unpaid leave but she needed to find someone to cover her work while she’s away.

‘Liddy had suggested to them that I takeover her work while she takes her leave. When HR approached me with the suggestion, I refused it,’ the woman wrote in a Reddit thread.

‘Well because, to put it bluntly, it is not my problem that she wanted to get pregnant and all, even if I am happy for her.’

An office worker has questioned whether she is being selfish for refusing to take over her pregnant colleague’s workload while she goes on unpaid sick leave (stock image)

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Who’s in the wrong?

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  • Pregnant co-worker 0 votes
  • HR 0 votes

The woman pointed out she declined to take on the task because she would not get any extra pay for doing someone else’s work.

‘It will just be me doubling my workload for the same pay. Now HR can’t legally force me to take it, so that’s why they couldn’t do much about it,’ she said.

She explained that Liddy could ‘easily’ work from home or get her assistant to cover her job on her behalf.

After turning down the extra job, the woman said Liddy was ‘p***ed off’ at her.

‘She even tried to turn a few of our co-workers against me for it. They called me an a**hole for not being “considerate”, “helpful” or “a team player”,’ she said.

They were able to come to an agreement after the assistant offered to take over her work while she ‘supervised’ her instead.

‘A solution I had suggested instead of asking me to take over her work while her assistant slacks off,’ the woman said.

‘Am I the a**hole?’

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Who should take on Liddy’s workload?

  • The colleague 0 votes
  • Her assistant 0 votes
  • Hire a temporary worker 0 votes

Her post was met with more than 400 comments, with many divided over the situation while others shifted the blame on the HR.

‘HR is the a**hole here. If they accepted Liddy’s plan to take unpaid leave, the onus was on them to arrange cover, not to leave it up to her. And given that the leave is unpaid, they have money available to pay for overtime,’ one suggested.

‘When your colleagues give you a hard time about not being a team player, ask them why the company should get to pocket the cost of Liddy’s salary while she is on leave while expecting you and Liddy’s assistant to do extra work for free?’

And one added: ‘Liddy is not at fault for needing sick leave. HR and management are the a**holes for not doing their job and pushing drama onto their employees.’ 

Many defended the woman, saying the pregnant co-worker was being unprofessional for ‘badmouthing’ her and it was her responsibility to find someone who’s happy to cover her workload.

‘You are not obligated to take over anyone’s workload, especially if you do not get anything for doing so,’ one said.

‘I always have to laugh when someone who is pregnant or has children expects others to bend backwards to accommodate their needs.’

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Kmart shopper’s wild theory about secret impulse buy sections

Kmart shopper’s wild theory that the department store has secret ‘impulse buy’ sections sparks debate

  • Kmart shopper has revealed secret section encouraging people to impulse buy
  • Other shoppers pointed out these are usually found at the checkout areas 
  • Often things included in ‘impulse buy’ areas are confectionary items and toys 

A Kmart shopper has sparked confusion after sharing a theory the department store has secret ‘impulse buy’ sections.

The shopper who was visiting a store in Penrith in Sydney’s west said when they asked where a certain product was, a staff member pointed them in the direction of the ‘impulse buy’ area.

‘It turns out the store is dotted with these places, but funnily enough there are no signs,’ the customer wrote on Reddit.

‘I never found what I was looking for and because my guard up I was able to resist the urge to buy random stuff on impulse. Be safe intrepid shoppers!’

The post quickly caused a stir with other Kmart shoppers online with some saying these areas always existed and are usually found next to the checkout to encourage shoppers to make a last minute purchase. 

A Sydney Kmart shopper has said the store is encouraging customers to splurge on more items through their ‘impulse buy’ sections

Often the ‘impulse’ items are products which have been discounted or are on sale.

They’re usually confectionary products like snacks and drinks, one shopper pointed out, while the customer from Penrith said they saw kids’ toys and hats in the ‘impulse buy’ category.

‘This (impulse buy section) was embedded in another section of the store, then I noticed others,’ the Penrith customer wrote.

‘I thought it was great they were willing to name it, like we’ve come this far and we all know what they’re trying to do so no sense in beating around the bush.’ 

Others suggested the ‘impulse buy’ sections weren’t limited to Kmart and that most major retailers used the technique to attract more shoppers.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Kmart for comment.

Last year another shopper of the popular department store revealed she often scored discounts by trawling through the ‘Soiled/Damaged/Faulty’ merchandise trolley or section.

'Don't be afraid to buy from your local Kmart "Soiled/Damaged/Faulty" merchandise trolley or section,' she said

'Because of someone's inability to assemble this cute drinks trolley, I got it for only $7.50 and managed to assemble it while my baby napped.'

‘Don’t be afraid to buy from your local Kmart ”Soiled/Damaged/Faulty” merchandise trolley or section,’ she said

The woman from Perth revealed that she picked up a drinks trolley for $7.50 after it was relegated to the sale area. 

The merchandise area, which is in different parts of the store depending on where you live, is frequently refilled with ‘broken’ returns and mismatched toys, bedding and clothing. 

But, as some people have discovered, the products aren’t as ‘soiled’ as their labels would make you believe.

‘Reminds me of years and years ago I got a framed New York picture reduced because the sales person saw a scratch in the corner. I didn’t notice until I got home it was the artist’s signature,’ one woman said.

‘I got one of the huge circle mirrors for $11 because it had a black mark on it. The mark was smaller than a 5c piece and is almost unnoticeable,’ said another.   

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