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17 Reflexes Every Retail Worker Never Loses

You can take me out of retail, but you can't take the retail out of me.

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1. You compulsively fold items that are ruining the appearance of a display.

You're not happy until the display looks like this, tbh.
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You're not happy until the display looks like this, tbh.

2. You fold your clothes at home like this:

This is what retail does to you... You start folding your clothes like you do with the clothes at work 😂

J¥@j_yeangFollow

This is what retail does to you... You start folding your clothes like you do with the clothes at work

6:19 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. You'll even use a clipboard...

Started packing and I'm using a clipboard as a folding board. Working at Express taught me well

Niccolo Borromeo@niccolodeon__Follow

Started packing and I'm using a clipboard as a folding board. Working at Express taught me well

9:33 PM - 25 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. ... or paper fold your clothes.

Paper folded my tops. This is what model store does to you.

Stacie@Missy_ElzFollow

Paper folded my tops. This is what model store does to you.

8:00 AM - 17 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. You smile – and sometimes greet – random people without realizing it.

6. When you're at a bookstore, you put books back in the correct section.

Even if you're not the one who initially pulled it out.
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Even if you're not the one who initially pulled it out.

7. You're always adjusting hangers so they're all facing the same way.

8. And you'll even make sure the spacing is just right.

Working in retail has left me with a compulsive need to space hangers out in my own house #tkmaxxstyle

Roseanne McNeil@RoseanneMcFollow

Working in retail has left me with a compulsive need to space hangers out in my own house #tkmaxxstyle

7:52 AM - 18 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. Oh, and you do the same thing at home.

Be honest, there's one hanger that's killing you right now.
Omar Villegas / Buzzfeed

Be honest, there's one hanger that's killing you right now.

10. When you take a certain size off the rack, you put it back where you got it.

It's not rocket science, right?!
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It's not rocket science, right?!

11. You try not to show up right before closing time. If you do, you feel terrible about it.

12. If you find an item that doesn’t face the right way, you fix it. Retail heaven looks like this:

A supermarket in a small town in Somerset, England

Organized Things@organizedthingsFollow

A supermarket in a small town in Somerset, England

1:02 AM - 18 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. You die inside when people can’t bag your items correctly.

Haha the chick who bagged my groceries should not work at fry's!

Kayyy@KhadijahLeeeFollow

Haha the chick who bagged my groceries should not work at fry's!

4:33 PM - 14 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. When you're finished trying stuff on in the dressing room, you put everything back on hangers before you exit.

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And the person working the dressing room will love you for it.

15. When you enter the store, you wait to see if the associates greet you within 10 seconds.

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You don't really want to chat, you just want to see if they'll do it.

16. After you try on a pair of shoes, you put them back the way you got them.

17. And if you return something, you always make sure you didn't leave anything behind.

Someone just returned a pair of shoes and we found underwear in the box 😂😂😂😂

candle@Kenken_collierFollow

Someone just returned a pair of shoes and we found underwear in the box

3:27 PM - 14 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why do you do it? Because you've been there.

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And it's your little way of telling your fellow retail workers: I feel your pain.

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