By some estimates, there are about 29 million Americans currently working in retail – many of them with multiple retail jobs simultaneously.

If you’re not one of them, pour one out in solidarity now, because it is a ROUGH time.

Retail means customers. Customers are a special breed of stupid and entitled that slowly eats away at the retail workers’ brain as their mandatory smile covers the degradation.

If you don’t get what I mean yet, here are some memes about it.

15. The lock out

Lol sucks to be you man, see ya in the morning!

14. Self-protective amnesia

If you think I pay any attention to any of you you are so far off base.

13. Time served

Honestly I think we might owe you some compensation.

12. The manager paradox

Lady you can talk to as many people as you want, the sky is still gonna be blue.

11. Oooh baby!

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, please God just go stop this song…

10. Price gouging

Bruh if I were the one setting prices I’d be a lot richer.

9. Guess who’s back?

Then you go behind the counter and get the most panicked looks.

8. Be nicer

It literally pays.

7. Don’t call us

This isn’t a playground, my dude.

6. Funny jokes

Oh man, have you tried stand up? You should totally do stand up.

5. Never forget

Unless you’re me. In which case, do nothing but forget.

4. Buh bye

Really hope not to see you again any time soon.

3. Sincere gratitude

Hey, at least they’re polite about it.

2. Identity crisis

You know that’s not just like, a magic spell right?

1. Looming threats

Every dang time.

Bless all the retail workers. They’re the real MVPs.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Tell us in the comments.