I was branded a KAREN for refusing to move for a proposal photo… and the groom asked ‘WTF is wrong with you?’
A hiker has been branded ‘selfish’ after refusing to give up a popular tourist spot for a couple about to get engaged.
The hiker was about to indulge in a sumptuous picnic meal while enjoying a ‘beautiful’ view of the lake.
But five minutes into her hour-long ritual, she was asked to move by a cameraman and a man who would soon be engaged.
After ignoring their pleas and putting on her headphones, the man was forced to pop the question in a less picturesque spot further up the hill.
Posting the counter on the ‘Am I The A*****’ subreddit, social media users are outraged by the woman’s behavior.
A Reddit user has been branded ‘Karen’ after she refused to give up her spot for a couple about to get engaged and instead indulged in a huge picnic
Explaining herself on the thread, she said, “One of my hobbies is going for walks and eating a really big meal while sitting down. Actually a picnic for myself. I bring a blanket and everything else I need for an hour-long experience.
“I was about five minutes into my ritual when this man with a camera told me a couple was coming to propose at this spot and asked me to move.”
But the hiker didn’t flinch and instead told the cameraman that she was in the middle of a meal.
A few minutes later, she said the photographer returned with the suitor who also asked her to move, to which she still responded “no.”
She continues, “He asks me what’s wrong with me and I just tell him I’m eating my meal. He starts yelling at me, but I put my headphones on and continue eating. After a while he leaves me alone.’
Reddit users are furious, claiming the woman ruined a ‘once-in-a-lifetime moment’ when she could have easily packed her meal
After she finished eating, the woman said she felt “satisfied” and started walking down the hill.
She added: ‘The three were waiting in a different place and the men pointed it out to me and the lady starts shouting at me saying that I ruined her day and that the proposal happened somewhere else instead of where I was .
“I just smiled, congratulated you on your proposal and walked on.”
When she got home, the woman told her boyfriend, saying, “He immediately said it was a terrible thing to do.”
The popular post has received thousands of comments unanimously agreeing that she was wrong.
One person wrote: ‘This is one of those cases where you’re not technically required to move, but why not if there’s a special event happening.’
Another person agreed: ‘I just can’t imagine not moving. And then purposefully sit there, knowing you’re ruining a once-in-a-lifetime event.