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28 Things All Holiday Retail Workers Are Tired Of Hearing

"You've ruined my child's Christmas."

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8. "Why do I have to wait for someone else to help me? Can't YOU just help me?"

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No, I can't. Would you ask someone in the beauty department to help you buy a fridge? I'm not trained to help you with your question — it's a different department.

10. After being nudged/shoved with a trolley: "...Now that I've got your attention."


You've got my attention?! Sure, let me limp over to the computer and choke back the tears of pain while I serve you.


14. "Hi I need to return this. I don't want it anymore. I don't have a receipt. I'd like it back in cash, thanks."

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So what you're saying is "I want to return this despite having no evidence I purchased it from your store, no valid reason for return, and you won't take store credit." This won't be difficult to process, at all.


24. "I know you're on your way out but can you just help me find one thing?"

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I mean, I've been trying to get to a bathroom for the last four hours but sure I can help you. Don't mind that puddle.

25. In the food court: "I know you're on your lunch break, but can you just tell me if you guys have this game in stock?"


I have 30 minutes to myself, during which I have to tackle crowds and lines in order to nourish myself so I can deal with you people through to the end of my shift. Literally fuck off. I hate you.

26. "I saw this cheaper at your other store four weeks ago."

You know how sometimes you go to the supermarket, and your favourite cereal is on sale? And then other times, you go to the supermarket, and your favourite cereal is not on sale? Sales finish. The end.


28. "You've ruined my kid's Christmas."


I'm working my ass off; it's not my fault you waited until Christmas Eve to buy this year's most coveted gift list item. And even if it was, maybe teach your kid not to be so materialistic kthxbye.