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Nothing teaches empathy better than working at a restaurant. Only after you separate a mile-long check in the middle of the dinner rush do you start fully appreciating the way others serve you. Sure, you may like working with people, but everyone has their limit of bullsh*t they can take before they admit themselves to a mental hospital. Bored Panda has compiled a list of brutally honest memes that prove only the strongest can survive working in the kitchen. Scroll down to check out the struggles everyone who works in the industry go through way too often and upvote your favorites!

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Zanthe
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom always complains they didn't put enough milk on her coffee. I make the exact same face to show the waiter they're not alone.

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Jessica Gunn
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When your hands are full and the customer asks if you forgot their plate....

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Kelly
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't mind if waiters ask me twice or three times, I respect their job.

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Juana
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so me. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

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#18

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Nicole Rosandich
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A table of women - no thank you. I will help anyone else. I can already see the order. I want the sandwich with soup, but instead of soup I would like a salad with vinaigrette on the side, a water with a lemon wedge and can you get that so there are no seeds that fall into the water. I would also like this to be on separate checks, but if my friends order a drink I will pick that up for them.

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#19

It Be Like That Sometimes...

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Kayla Welch
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one should be higher upvoted. This is spot on. Like, you know how I'm doing so don't ask me just to show a front that you care.

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Rama Llama
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ugh, I do maybe five to ten shifts a year for this one bar where I worked full time five years ago and the owner still thinks that I should remember without asking what all the "usuals" are, who wants what drink without the ice or in a different glass or with a straw and who the hell even are these people

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Zanthe
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I'm the customer, I do that before asking for the checks. It's me, my friends and a calculator while the waiter stares in confusion.

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Michael John Aragon
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's better if anyone would just learn how to be a decent human being with compassion and humbleness in and out of work... then the world would be a much better place

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#25

Lmao!! If Only...

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Bored Office Girl
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was at my local pizza place once, getting ready to leave. Clearly they were getting ready to close for the night (sweeping up, etc). This rude couple comes in right then (it's after 10pm) and sits down. I saw the waitress die a little inside, lol. And it is not a quick in-and-out pizza place. I'm sure the couple was there 45 min to an hour.

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Maria Ofar
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

most retail jobs, really haha. i remember being so understaffed for a nightfill shift once, there was literally less than a 3rd of the normal headcount - 2 young women and a young training guy. that night we did not bust our balls. "want more stock put out? put on more people"

#40

Got Real Tho, The Whole Time!!rp

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athornedrose
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

bobs burgers is honestly probably the perfect show for a thread like this

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Kiki
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My manager was always leaving the inventory to others.

#48

That's When You Start Reading A Menu And Hope It All Comes Back To You

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Amanda Patterson
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually hate it when servers don't write down my order. Usually (not often, but enough) it comes back wrong. I've worked retail. I know it speeds things up, but take the time to write it down; it reduces errors.

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When A Customer Starts Arguing

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Ryan-Michele Eagleton
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One time I was stuck in line behind this obnoxious customer who would not stop bitching and berating the cashier - and the issue wasn't even his fault or anything he had any control over. She was being seriously rude and I wanted so badly to say something; I regret that I didn't. Next time I'm in that situation, I'm for sure speaking up.

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#51

Oh Man, What A Feeling!!

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is my favorite thing to do. I work in customer service and when brokers call in telling me something I know is incorrect I really enjoy proving them wrong.

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#52

For Real, How Am I Supposed To Know??

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Marilyn Phua
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When a customer asks what time it'll start raining soon.... (・・?)

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#53

I Mean, It’s Her Fault To Begin With...

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#55

Please, Just Gooo

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Samantha Robinson
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would stop, drop and roll but table five needs their bread sticks ASAP!

#59

You Never Want To Hear That!!

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phantom buni
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait...is that his mistress? Feel free to correct me, but is it?

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I prefer tablets. Sorry. This is way worse at the end of the meal. You get good service until you are well into your meal, then you say you want your food packed up and they come back but without the bill and then quickly take off and then take another 15 minutes to come round to ask if you want your bill. No, I just wanted to sit here with my polystyrene box like an a*****e. I can't tell you how many servers have had a great tip turn to f**k-all because I can't leave the damn place and often have to get up and track them down to pay.

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Kiki
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to get paid every two weeks and one pay period, I had a 10 day schedule with no days off.

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Kiki
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I quit shortly after getting my income tax check and lived off it for a while.

#71

When The Manager Said They Checked The Weather

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Denis
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look at all those people in the back not giving a s**t about the rain

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Carlos Camacho
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

DAMN. There is a special energy on dirty tables. People pick them all time.

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Tips

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Ryan-Michele Eagleton
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seemed like every table I ever had liked to make passive aggressive jokes about the tip. It's really not that funny when you depend on those tips to pay your bills.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to work during all the holidays for 5 years, although it is not a big deal, but still makes you feel kinda sad to see people celebrating and enjoying, without having the possibility to do the same. Sometimes it is not worth the extra cash.

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Why?

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Kelly
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't understand those people, they can share the bill and collect money. Why should a waiter do this for you?

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That's What Happens When You Get Greedy Af...

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Hans
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a horrible picture, although it transfers the intended message well.

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When They Take 2 Hours To Drink Their Coffee And Complain That It Got Cold... 😑
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bruce westfall
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A cup of coffee costs pennies. If I am paying 10x that, why is it wrong to ask for fresh coffee when one cup more than pays for the whole pot? Old coffee is nasty. Instant is worse. I will not eat out when I can have a better experience at home. And yes, I have done food service work and I made sure my customers were happy. Management upset a bit, but I cared - genuinely - about the customer..

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Or They Just Won't Say Anything Until The Dish Is Almost Done...

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we notice, we are just to polite to say anything or cant be arsed waiting for a fresh dish. If its nice 9/10 wont complain.

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