1. You begin your new job so full of hope. Emily Sikora @supertruper17 Second day on the job...a customer asks where something is and I didn't know where it was so I tell her, "I hope you find it!" #RetailLife 03:37 AM - 17 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. And then a week later, you lose what's left of your sanity. Hollyn Gayle @hollyn_gayle Last night when I was working a closing shift I said "thank you" out loud to a garment for not falling off the hanger. #RetailLife #okHollyn 02:50 AM - 20 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 3. Customers test your patience when they bring in the outlet's coupon book. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Logo TV / Via twice-again-lost.tumblr.com 4. And they don't realize they need to make an actual purchase in order to get that "free gift." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Universal / Via giphy.com Advertisement 5. Your heart breaks in half when you're working on floorset and they do this: Sam Maggs / Via moosekleenex.tumblr.com 6. And your blood boils when they do this: View this post on 7. You have your best fake laugh prepared for every comedian who jokes, "So you’re practically giving it away for free!" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via giphy.com That's not funny and it never will be. 8. You want to scream when they ask you to do basic math, like 50% off a $100 handbag. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via wayfaringmd.tumblr.com I know you know... Advertisement 9. And when they ask you to get them a "fresh" handbag from the back. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF E! / Via kendallhongkong.tumblr.com It ain't produce, people! 10. Which they think looks full, like this: Paramount Pictures / Via empireonline.com 11. But really, it looks like this: View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 12. Speaking of the stockroom: Anke Weckmann / Via ankeweckmann.tumblr.com Advertisement 13. You've definitely thought about calling in "sick" on a rainy day because the entire world will inevitably decide to go shopping. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Studio Ghibli / Via hideakiannoscat.tumblr.com 14. And the first day of summer vacation is the absolute worst because you know the outlets are going to look a lot like this: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF AMC / Via attacked-by-zombies.tumblr.com 15. Also, you've been shocked by watching people stock up on Coach bags during a winter storm rather than, say, basic necessities. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures / Via reddit.com Like, seriously? Shouldn't you be at Home Depot or something? 16. If you work in apparel, people always ask you if something's "last season." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF PBS / Via fmlawschool.tumblr.com Advertisement 17. And if you work in cosmetics, they always ask you if the product's "expired." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / Via the-walking-red.tumblr.com 18. You fear those tour buses because, you know, tourists. brownpau / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: brownpau They can sense when you're doing 50% off PLUS an additional 20%. 19. And you dread those extended hours because there goes your social life. Alyssa Henderson @alyssa_hendy Close at 10pm. Scheduled until 11pm. Leave at midnight. #retaillife 05:37 AM - 26 Jun 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite 20. You give zero fucks when a customer threatens to leave because the sale at the full-price store is better. View this post on Via whatshouldwecallwomensctrs.tumblr.com Advertisement 21. Or when they make a fuss over the fact that you can't take a coupon from the full-price store. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Yotam Perel / Via yotamperel.com 22. Or when they realize the prices are exactly the same. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros. / Via reddit.com I don't make the rules. I just work here. 23. Because guess what? Some outlet stores are actually full-price stores. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BBC / Via huffingtonpost.co.uk 24. Christmas and birthdays are easy because you can get so many gifts for super cheap. Jennifer C. / CC BY http://2.0 / Via Flickr: 29638108@N06 Advertisement 25. But a little piece of your soul dies every time because you know deep down that some of the stuff is just really, really poor quality. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com 26. There's no denying it: Outlets are hell on earth. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Esra Erol / BuzzFeed / Via greensvillegossip.tumblr.com 27. But hey — it's all good, because at least you can read. View this post on Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!