Dear Customer: I’m Not Your Punching Bag

Dear Customer, 

I know you’re an incompetent little fool, who has never learned how to clean up after themselves. Unfortunately for you, I am not your mother. It is not my duty to clean up your messso please practise some basic hygiene and put the rubbish in the bin. The bin is literally placed next to the door, we have made it so easy for you! Why are you still struggling?

Dear Customer, 

We are not not in a practical in which we have to determine “if she is in a mood or not”. And no, we’re not in a reality game show either. We do not need to make a comment about a worker not smiling. Contrary to your beliefs’, retail workers are not robots. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to continuously be smiling, especially when presented forth with customers, like yourself. In reality, your comment has made me create several scenarios to hurt you in the most painful way without losing my job. 

Dear Customer, 

I am not your punching bag! I understand you probably had a really crappy  day, work must have been hectic with the boss looming over your shoulder and deadlines not met. I get it. We have all been there. You just want to quickly grasp your food and either want to get every thing done before your shifts finished or relax in a nice hot bath once you arrive home. I know I definitely do after today. However, making my day a living hell is not going to make yours any better. We are just going to have a vicious cycle of negativity going around. The world is already a sucky place, we seriously don’t need you to make it worse. 

Dear Customer, 

Commenting about shop prices is honestly futile. Yes, I know a tuna sandwich is equivalent to putting a deposit on a house. If you have a problem, take it up with the economy and thank a baby boomer for making it great for us millennial. Oh, you are a baby boomer? *heavily sighs*. Also you can just never buy a tuna sandwich from us again. You save money from this ridiculously priced sandwich and I have one less customer to deal. This is what I call the perfect situation. 

Dear Customer, 

What part of “we are closed”, do you not understand? Don’t even bother threatening me with the manager. One, he’s not here and two, WE ARE CLOSED! I am not going to reopen the shop just for a person who does not know how manage their time. I made sure I could get majority of the cleaning done before close so i can finally go home and have that nice relaxing bath Ive been thinking about all day. And you think you’re going to ruin my close for me by coming 3 second after we are closed. I don’t think so. Perhaps, if you’re really desperate for your tuna sandwich you could always come a few days earlier, preferably when im not on shift.

Your Sincerly,

A customer who is extremely tired of your silly little tantrums ๐Ÿ™‚

Disclaimer: Please do not take this post seriously, it’s just for humour with a tiny bit of seriousness


  1. Jack Deyes

    October 10, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    That was so funny and a great blog post

  2. Bookinggoodread

    October 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I work in a shop and can relate to many of these, especially the price one no matter how many times I say I dont decide the prices I just work here,some people insist on offering different prices and asking can’t I just give you so much instead, yeah ok I’ll get sacked so you can save ยฃ2 ๐Ÿ’•

    1. Bilal-2010

      October 11, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      I had a customer become really bitchy after she paid for her food. I had to recheck her receipt and my manager checked it as well just in case but everything was fine. It was quite annoying especially when it played up on my insecurities

  3. Lisa McLachlan

    October 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    This is such a funny post, I was laughing out loud as I scrolled down! I always feel so sorry for retail workers who have to deal with crappy customers. When I vent to customer service reps on the phone I always apologise afterwards because itโ€™s not their fault. And Iโ€™m never rude to hospitality workers in case they spit in my food, haha! Seriously, this is a fab read, I really enjoyed it, thank you! X

    Lisa |

  4. Anja Debeljak (Gaia-s)

    October 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Great post!
    This is so relatable it’s not even funny.
    Customers can be so annoying. I truly hope that I’m not that kind of a customer when I’m on the other side of the counter…

  5. Alicja

    October 11, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I can relate too well with this. I swear some people act like actual kids and just look for someone to take it out on.

  6. Ellie

    October 12, 2017 at 1:15 am

    Oh this, and so much more!! Too many years spent in retail, too many customers like this FUN TIMES!
    This post is amazing, I look forward to spending the next few hours scrolling through all of your past posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ashleigh

    October 17, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    This is brilliant and so relatable for me hahaha!

    Customer is most definitely not always right! Great post. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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