31 Things Only People Working in Retail Will Understand

When people start looking for work, they generally choose service or retail jobs because it’s a great way to get experience. Working in retail has its perks (i.e.: retail memes) and flexible hours, company discounts, and helping customers are just some of the reasons why many people choose to stay in retail as a career.

But like any job, there are things that nobody else will understand except retail workers because they experience it firsthand. Here are 31 hilarious retail memes that only people working in retail will understand.

1) Retail memes: I’m dying on the inside.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - I'm dying on the inside.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When the customer asks me how my day has been. Everything hurts and I’m dying.”

2) Making small talk with retail memes…

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Making small talk...
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“Me: Hi, how are you? Customer: *ignores me*. Me: Okay, I’ll just go f*** myself.”

3) Or when everyone goes on their break at the same time.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Or when everyone goes on their break at the same time.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When you’re understaffed and customers keep coming at ya like.”

4) What do we learn from retail memes? Just smile and nod.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Just smile and nod.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When the customers randomly having a rant you can do nothing about and you just stand there listening like.”

5) Strangely…so true.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Strangely...so true.
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“The ‘Can I speak to a manager’ haircut.”

6) Procrastinating customers and funny retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Procrastinating customers.
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“Me: Nice, now that there are no customers, I guess I can start closing up 🙂 Customer:”

7) Retail memes: It’s not me!

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - It's not me!
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“Please stop getting mad at cashiers for prices they have no control over. Or, not being able to take your expired coupon. Or, not being able to break any rule that is store or company policy. Or, not being able to make the manager come up to the cash register any quicker. Or, their registers having technical troubles.”

8) Your invisible hand.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Your invisible hand.
Twitter / @retailjoblife

“Me when the customer puts their money on the counter instead of my outstretched hand.”

9) Find your happy place with funny retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Find your happy place.
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“My face when customers mess up what I just straightened.”

10) Going crazy here!

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Going crazy here!
Facebook / retailproblems

“When you explain something to the customer for the 10th time and they still don’t understand.”

11) A day when everything goes right in retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - A day when everything goes right.
Facebook / retailproblems

“When you have that team and you know you’re going to have a good shift.”

12) Just staying busy with retail memes!

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Just staying busy!
Twitter / @Shukat1

“When your manager walks in and you pick up the nearest thing to your hand to look as if you’re working.”

13) Employee satisfaction with retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Ditto.
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“When a customer says they want to speak to the manager and the manager tells them exactly what you said.”

14) Running for cover.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Running for cover.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When a customer is chasing you as you’re about to go on your break…”

15) Thank you funny retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Thank you.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When the customer says ‘I won’t be coming back here again’ expecting you to burst into tears but really you’re like…”

16) Try again tomorrow…

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Try again tomorrow...
Twitter / @2trashybitches

“I will be positive today. 5 minutes after getting to work: I hate this place.”

17) Just checking!

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Just checking!
Facebook / retailproblems

“Y’all still need me? Or, can I clock out?”

18) Holiday retail memes: I feel your pain.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - I feel your pain.
Facebook / Codeblackcomedy

“When you get out of work after they played Christmas music your whole shift.”

19) Been there, done that.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Been there, done that.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“Me: ‘sorry, we don’t have this in stock.’ Customer: ‘Can you look in the back?’ Me: *walks to the back, stands & stares at a wall* Me: ‘Sorry, we don’t.'”

20) My apologies.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - My apologies.
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“This is expensive. I’m sorry?”

21) Trying to relax with retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Trying to relax.
Twitter / @Jackie133Jackie

“When you’re on break at work and see the staff struggling cause it got busy.”

22) Isn’t that the truth.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Isn't that the truth.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

23) Especially when math isn’t your thing.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Especially when math isn't your thing.
Twitter / @jstankley

“When a customer gives you change after you already entered the amount they first gave you into the register.”

24) Access denied! 🙂

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Access denied!
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“When customers pull at the door and it’s locked.”

25) Working for the weekend and retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Working for the weekend.
Twitter / @lucydewane

“When was the last time you had a weekend off work? It’s been 84 years…”

26) Well, which is it retail memes?

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Well, which is it?
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“Receipt with you or in the bag. Yes.”

27) I’m trying to cut down thanks to retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - I'm trying to cut down.
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“I whisper ‘what the fuck’ to myself at least 20 times a day.”

28) You’re. So. Funny. Retail. Memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - You're. So. Funny.
Twitter / @_wutangkitty

“If it doesn’t scan, it must be free! Aha.”

29) Name tags.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Name tags.
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“Customer: ‘Do you work here?’ Me:”

30) Feeling emotional with funny retail memes.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - Feeling emotional.
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“Hi, how are you today? Just looking. Looking isn’t an emotion.”

31) And, the last retail memes: I swear I didn’t see you.

31 Things Only Retails Workers Will Understand - I swear I didn't see you.
Twitter / @RetailJobLife

“When you see a customer needing help then you pretend like you don’t see them.”

I hope you enjoyed these funny retail memes!

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H/t: BuzzFeed

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