Kathryn Lindsay
June 14, 2016 4:00 am
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Retail workers are the unsung heroes of our society. All day every day, they’re making our shopping experiences enjoyable and productive. Whether we’re enjoying our VIB status at Sephora or browsing at Forever 21, the retail staff are answering our questions, cleaning up our messes, and ensuring your shopping experience is a good one.

Retail is a tough job that teaches you a lot of things, but most of all, working in retail teaches you how to be a better customer. Here are 10 reasons why:

You say “hi” when you walk in . . .

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. . . because you know how much it sucks to have customers act like you are invisible.

You always put things back . . .

. . . because you know cleaning up after customers is the worst.

You make conversation . . .

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. . . because you know standing all day folding t-shirts can get hella boring.

You’re patient when the cash register suddenly goes on the fritz. . .

. . . because these things happen.

You know it’s not the salesperson’s fault if you can’t use that coupon anymore . . .

. . . because they’re just following instructions from corporate.

You don’t want to be the customer they go home and talk about . . .

. . . because you always go home and talk about the customers.

You know they’ve already had to deal with people like you for hours that day . . .

. . . so you know the world doesn’t revolve around you.

You treat the staff like people rather than servants . . .

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. . . because you know they have lives outside of this job.

You don’t show up right before closing . . .

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…because you hate when people do that.

And if you do show up right before closing, you shop super-quickly…

. . . because you know how much retail workers just want to go home!

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