Anyone who’s never worked through retail before can never truly have the knowledge frustrating the work is – these for ungrateful customers and very no pay. And perhaps the worst part of the job ? instead of actually displaying your irritation, at the end of the day, you just gotta put on some fake smile and pretend individuals care about the minimum-wage work occur doing!
We gotta take this time to show our appreciation for all the line cooks out there who work tirelessly to prepare our delicious food with little to no gratitude. Like, damn you guys are badass and most of the time you don’t even get tips or health insurance! Our hats are off to you!
(And honestly we wouldn’t really blame you for spitting in a rude customer’s food.)
It’s true that you can sometimes make bank while being a server. Unfortunately, it’s also true that you’ll be abused by customers, deal with MIA managers, and spend hours of your precious time doing inane side work like polishing silverware. These server memes are for anyone in the struggle. We hear you, and we see you.
There are some people in the world who just can never take responsibility for their actions. Everyone is always out to get them and they’re always being “wronged” in some way. Can’t possibly be that they’re the one acting like an a-hole, right?
This particular dude, “George,” left a scathing Yelp review after he visited an axe-throwing facility and claimed that the employee serving his party was acting in a discriminatory manner toward his friend. After the manager replied to his review, it was immediately evident that “George” left out a pretty good chunk of the story!
If you’ve ever worked in a customer service position, then you’ve guaranteed encountered your fair share of Karens and other horrible, entitled customers who make your job a lot harder than it needs to be. We’re not going to stereotype generations here, but it’s the Baby Boomers who are always the worst. Sorry, not sorry.
While we appreciate how wonderfully world-opening the internet is, there are some serious drawbacks to everyone feeling they have a soapbox. There’s no greater example of this than restaurant reviews from rude and entitled people. Yelp gives obnoxious people another outlet for, well, being obnoxious. Fortunately, some business owners refuse to let the aggression stand, and opt to bite right back.
We can bet that every single person reading this asked the “Mom-can-we-go-out-to-eat?” question during childhood just to hear her say “no, we have food at home.” And course, usually the food at home is far less tasty than anything you could’ve gotten at the drive-thru (especially when your parents aren’t the best cooks…).
But in the end, we’re secretly thankful that our parents provided us with home-cooked meals as kids, even if those meals tended to be un-sauced spaghetti noodles and a slice of unseasoned ham on the side.
Most of us have or will have to work in some sort of customer service job at some point in our lives. The industry can be great; you meet tons of people, make tips, and eat a whole bunch of delicious free food if you work in a restaurant. Perhaps the biggest downsides are the whole being-poor thing, and the fact that you have to occasionally deal with horrible customers who make you want to punch a brick wall!
Kitchen Nightmares is already a wonderfully trashy show on its own, but it got so much better when we discovered the Twitter account Kitchen Nightmares Bot, which spits out parodies of episode titles. You know that anything with Gordon Ramsay in it is automatically going to be entertaining as hell, but add in bot-generated content and you’ve got yourself some internet gold.
Customer service can seem like the worst industry in the world at times, but it can also be the most rewarding. Apart from the (hopefully) occasional annoying, entitled customer, some customers can really make your day. Not to mention the tips generally aren’t too bad.
Thanks to Awesome Inventions for compiling these relatable memes!
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Anyone who’s worked in customer service knows very well the joys (read: horrors) of working in the industry. Most customers are great, but the odd horrible one can really ruin your entire day. Whether you’re a bartender, tech support, barista or retail worker, you will deeply understand every one of these stories.