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    21 Ways Working In Retail Changes You For Life

    The best training in "holding in your feelings" you could ask for.

    1. You always try to put things back exactly how you found them in every shop.

    2. And when you see scenes like this it actually causes you pain.

    3. You have perfected your "omg you're so funny" fake laugh, but you only use it when you need to.

    4. And you know how to put on a "nice" face, when really you feel the exact opposite.

    5. But you let it all out as soon as you go home.

    6. You never utter the immortal phrase "can you check in the back?"

    7. And you trust retail workers when they say they can't do something for you.

    8. You can't help but laugh when you hear another customer saying they're never coming here again.

    9. You are an expert at small talk.

    10. And you never say "have a good weekend" to someone stuck working all Saturday.

    11. You never store money in your bra.

    12. And you never complain to the staff about the prices.

    13. If you worked with clothes, then you are seriously good at folding.

    14. You know for sure that the customer definitely isn't always right.

    15. You never throw money onto the counter.

    16. There are some jokes that still make you cringe when you hear other customers make them.

    17. You never ignore retail staff, no matter how tired you are.

    18. You don't understand how people can't tell who works in the shop and who doesn't.

    19. You never ask a store to stay open a second later than closing time.

    20. You're still haunted by the trauma that is trying to go for a break on a busy, understaffed day.

    21. You will always be nice to all retail workers.

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