Retail workers put up with so much aggravating sh*t on a daily basis that they honestly deserve their own national holiday. Getting yelled at by furious customers who don’t seem to understand that you, as an employee, have zero power ought to be worth some sort of country-wide recognition.
Case in point: a clip of customers making a scene in a store which recently made the rounds on Twitter.
On Monday, Twitter user David Sosa posted a video clip with the caption “Welcome to Mesquite, Texas.” The clip features three angry women yelling at cashiers in a Sears over an apparent error one of their receipts.
One of the cashiers began filming the preposterous overreactions to the situation. The women repeatedly insisted that if the video ended up on “YouTube or Facebook,” they would “SUE YOU.”
Sosa got around this little informal loophole by uploading the video to Twitter, where it quickly went viral — because nothing gives people quite as much schadenfreude as rude customers getting their comeuppance.
Of course, everyone was curious as to whether or not the irate ladies in question actually decided to go through with legal action, since the video did go viral (albeit not via YouTube or Facebook).
Well…. did they sue ? pic.twitter.com/HhH7H9Px4w
— DJ (@kingCONQUER_) July 10, 2018
Alright but let’s say they try to find out if this IS on YouTube. What are they gonna type in the search bar? “Polite customers acting perfectly reasonable and kind toward customer service reps”? Yeah, sure…that’ll work.
— joy noelle bell (@joy_noelle) July 10, 2018
Of course, the whole situation was ripe for comedy, and Twitter wasted no time in dragging these three nightmarish customers and their horde of bored offspring.
Whew Chile…. the TRAILER PARK pic.twitter.com/ghYaEHZXAB
— Niaa (@Wxvy_shania) July 10, 2018
I’m disappointed but not surprised that when Ed Sheeran threatened to knock the phone out her hand, the lady recoding didn’t threaten to knock the baby out her hand
— umm that was a CHOICE (@Chxderaa) July 10, 2018
Why she look like coconut head tho pic.twitter.com/cavfYpDMwf
— charlie (@AshevilleJaguar) July 10, 2018
— Nelson Suarez (@NelsonSuarez156) July 10, 2018
Of course they have Androids pic.twitter.com/7LxKho51Gy
— Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking (@ImnotRaheem) July 10, 2018
The biggest takeaway, though? The fact that retail workers everywhere deserve major props for putting up with sh*t like this on a semi-regular basis.
It’s honestly baffling that customers are still oblivious to the fact that their brash words and actions will end up on someone’s phone, more often than not — and that it’s usually best to avoid embarrassing public scuffles if you’re terribly concerned about ending up on YouTube or Facebook or Twitter.
Thoughts ‘n prayers go out to these ladies’ nonexistent attorney, though.