Whether you’re in management, on the floor, or stuck at the cash register, working in retail sucks the soul out of your body. What I remember most from my retail days are the stand-still hours of enduring the same piped-in soundtrack, while I fought an aneurism when dealing with the idiocracy of every customer that walked through the doors. Some lunatics say that customers are the ‘best part of the retail experience’, but those people are just the brainwashed bunch of managerial staff who get enthused by holiday bonuses and mandatory meetings. Anyone who is susceptible to the cuckoo customers on daily basis knows that people lose their minds– and their decorum– when they’re shopping. What is it about the smell of fresh clothes, receipt paper, and laminate flooring that gets the people going? Perhaps retail shoppers should be shopping for common sense instead of the latest in footwear.
So while you’re doom-scrolling on your well-deserved lunch break, feast your eyes on these disturbingly relatable retail memes and ignore the Karens that await you inside. Craving an office job? Check out these memes from The Office to turn your day around.