Retail employees, we feel you. Having to come into work, man the cashier, pick up after customers, and just deal with customers’ (i.e., our) moments of general stupidity for a minimum wage takes out a lot on your patience, decency, and sanity levels. We respect you, and vow to be better customers.
So allow us to read your tweets at #retailproblems and #dearcustomer. We love getting a good laugh at our expense, and this’ll teach us to be more considerate next time we shop.
We’re an insufferable lot, right from the first minute of opening time.
#Basically #RetailFail #DearCustomer pic.twitter.com/3dwRIvsf3X
— NaKiesha Moore (@kiesha48203) December 11, 2015
Gotta be nice even when people don’t respond can do things to a person. Like sharpen their sarcasm skills.
“@SWilliamBrown33: Me: Hi. How are you today? Customer walks by in silence. Me: Good talk. #retailproblems” EVERY. DAY.
— Peter Pan (@CallMeCarri_) March 19, 2015
Yes, money is exchanged for good and services.
#DearCustomer I’m sorry that things cost money, but please don’t yell at me. #retailproblems
— Joe Leeper (@jrleeper) December 16, 2015
How dare this thing be so expensive! How dare you let the stock market do this, Retail person!
When the customer blames you for prices you have no power over pic.twitter.com/3TvOJF1AYH
— The Retail Job Life (@RetailJobLife) November 23, 2015
We sort of couldn’t care less right now, but okay.
Love it when customers try and quote consumer law. It’s just like nah, you’ve looked at a small part of it on Wikipedia ? #retailproblems
— Amy (@AmyySarah) December 13, 2015
And during the holidays? Get ready to rrrrrrumble!
#dearcustomer You know it’s getting closer to Christmas when a customers card is declined and she assaults the cashier with wrapping paper.
— Stephanie Dyer (@sjdyer81) December 15, 2015
and if you gotta ask, it’s just not worth it.
#DearCustomer If you don’t know what they want for Christmas, you don’t know them well enough to worry about presents Sincerely, everybody
— Oh, That Rob (@Oh_That_Rob) December 11, 2015
I see what you did there.
#dearcustomer You came into the store on the 6th busiest day of the year to try to return a $4.99 from July. You are the reason for murders.
— Dear Customer (@SWilliamBrown33) December 13, 2015
Manners are in shorter supply than that item you want.
Dear Customer: throwing a tantrum is not going to magically beam up an out of stock item. SPECIALLY during Xmas. #retailproblems #dinosaur
— Chinook Dinosaur (@ChinookDinosaur) December 8, 2015
Deep, calm breaths. deep, calm breaths.
Me everyday #retailprobs #dearcustomer pic.twitter.com/21wrwpK6mr
— Olivia (@oliviawim) November 4, 2015
But that’s okay, my squad can do things with our eyebrows.
When you and your coworkers somehow learn a language only using facial expressions to talk shit about customers #retaillife #retailproblems
— no chill retail (@logansslogan) October 16, 2015
And if an ill-mannered customer mistakes a manager for an employee? Hoooo, boy.
When a customer is rude to you & demands to speak to a manager…and Ur the manager. #RetailProblems #RetailStories pic.twitter.com/qEr5xys7lt
— Justin Dulge (@IndulgeInJustin) December 8, 2015
You know, inventory can only do so much.
“What do you mean you don’t have anymore! It’s Christmas!!” Oh look you just answered ur own question, it’s Christmas #retailproblems #fml
— Shit Customers Say (@Stupid_clients) December 16, 2015
When customers ask, “How do you know you don’t have this anywhere else?” #RetailStories #RetailProblems pic.twitter.com/2vQwpqFCMg
— Justin Dulge (@IndulgeInJustin) October 26, 2015
And at checkout, you start to question exactly how obvious your humanity is.
#dearcustomer Put the money on the counter? Guess where your change is going? Next to your hand. #retailproblems pic.twitter.com/Gmvdwz3PGL
— Retail Troubles (@Sortitoutmate) November 17, 2015
and at the end of the day, it’s just one big UGH.
The only bags I’m carrying around this holiday season are the ones under my eyes. #retailproblems @Retailstoreprob @RetailProbss
— Sarah Montana (@SarahMontana666) December 13, 2015
When you come out of work smelling like sweat, cardboard, and broken dreams. #retailproblems
— Garrett Hall (@garrett_hall_95) December 13, 2015
WE JUST WANT TO GO HOME MAKE IT STOP
When a customer looks through the window 2min before closing. #retailproblems pic.twitter.com/C0DugPc2xf
— Vikky (@imnobadkitty) November 2, 2015
and the crowning glory of the retail experience:
#DearCustomer #baristalife #baristaproblems pic.twitter.com/ac9rysyHeg
— Jessica Hays (@hazerhays) October 30, 2015