Rewind·Posted on Nov 16, 202025 Things That Retail Employees Absolutely Hate That Customers DoJust stop.by Dave StoperaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you... 1. Ask questions like this: adri @rofnl customers really come up to me and ask “when this whole covid thing gonna be over?” Lmfao bro idk let me go ask my manager 04:57 PM - 05 Aug 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. Have absolutely zero idea how to wear a mask: I Love My Job from memes 3. Talk about hating masks: Anyone else get this at the register?? from retailhell 4. Or just don't wear a mask in general: Soooo spot on! from Target 5. Come immediately before close: evelyn @evelynnleee this customer walked in 10 SECONDS before we CLOSED and she had the audacity to yell “yay i made it” bitch you made what? made me mad? 07:04 AM - 19 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. And fail to see the obvious: 𝕜𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕖 @katiekml “Are you closed??????” no ma’am, we actually just decided to lock the front and start mopping for fun 06:26 PM - 05 Aug 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 7. Try to make things better by saying "I know it's not your fault": Anna Nevin @Annanevinx Why do customers give ya actual verbal abuse for ten mins straight then go ‘I know it’s not you, it’s not your fault’. Yeh I know it’s not 04:16 PM - 27 Oct 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. Make this exact joke: Josh Martinez ®️ @JoshM4rt Item: Doesn’t scan Customer: Oh, must be free! Me: 04:04 AM - 30 Mar 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. Or this exact joke: Big-O ❄️ @__BigO__ Customer: “working hard or hardly working??? haha” Me: 12:07 AM - 09 Dec 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. Say "you just lost a customer": Carter @cclnicke No retail worker has ever been intimidated by the phrase “you just lost a customer.” Like oh nooo we’re only gonna make $345,629 instead of $345,671. I’m sorry you feel that way about our store, would you like your apology letter in the mail, or hand delivered? 11:06 PM - 13 Nov 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. Talk all about how great it is to not be working: taylormccowen @taylor_mccowenx Me: Customers: OMG it’s so gorgeous out today how are yous open, It’s such a fab day and yous are in here working, omg bet you wish you were out in that sun 03:01 PM - 21 Apr 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. Tell them your entire life story: AGAR and 99 others @utterly_black Working in retail was wild, people just tell you things about their personal life and you just stand there... Not knowin' how to respond to “I'm going to a funeral” or “I’m getting a divorce” like that sucks… $13.48 is your total. 04:33 AM - 29 Jun 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. But at the same time not extend the bare minimum of humanity: Getty / Via Twitter: @Breakthrugh_if 14. Hand them money from your nether regions: Twitter: @_oliviasmith 15. Put items back wherever you want: u/trickerindaclub / reddit.com 16. Beckon them like they're a farm animal: Getty / Via reddit.com 17. Forget that online and in-person are very different worlds: Twitter: @vodkaprinc3ss 18. Stand around and chat in the middle of a global pandemic: Getty / Via reddit.com 19. Completely ignore barriers: Dear customers, this is what happens when you reach around the shields to help yourself. Please stop. from starbucks 20. Toss your money on the counter: My biggest pet peeve from retailmemes 21. Think the rules don't apply to you: Dominic Pettman @DominicPettman This morning, the young barista woman told me that a customer came in with a mask, but not wearing it. When she asked the customer to put on her mask please, the woman said: "Why? There's no-one in here." 12:56 PM - 16 Jul 2020 Reply Retweet Favorite 22. Pull out change at the last possible moment: Brain.exe has stopped working. from retailhell 23. Or, lord forbid, a penny: graziella @whoisgrazie Me: opens drawer Customer: oh wait I have a penny First of all, I don't know how to count 05:17 AM - 16 Oct 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 24. Stay way past closing: pileofknives.tumblr.com 25. And, lastly, if you say something like this: Josh Duke @jduke1993 I hate when customers say “Why do they have you working on Holidays?” because you’re in here tf 09:46 PM - 19 Nov 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite Chances are retail workers hate you.