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!

#1

We A Team Over Here, Baby!

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Dara 11 months ago

HAHAHAHAHA my favorite

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#2

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Crazy Cow Lady 11 months ago

Applies to so many jobs

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#3

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Char Char 11 months ago

oh my sweet derp!

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#4

Then You Hit Them With That Corny Ass Line, "I Paid Them To Say That"

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Hans 11 months ago

Super cute dog actually!

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#5

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

You are important to them 😅😅

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#6

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Zanthe 11 months ago

Anything for the TIP$

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GlassOfWater 11 months ago

Nobody wants to have to deal with 'those' customers again

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#8

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Peta_C 11 months ago

Pretty sure this is just "life".

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#9

My Reaction Exactly

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Daria B 11 months ago

Not on the menù,, sorry.

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#10

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Zanthe 11 months ago

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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#11

Act Busy!!

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C 11 months ago

"if you're leaning you could be cleaning! har har" I always hated that

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#12

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Crazy Cow Lady 11 months ago

Applies to most retail jobs

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#13

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Dian Ella Lillie 11 months ago

Argh, now I will need therapy to unsee that!

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#14

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Jessica Gunn 11 months ago

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

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#15

2 Ways To Find Your Manager:look In The Officepull Out Your Phone, They Can Sense It And Will Go To You

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Kiahna 11 months ago

Who else actually started looking for Waldo?

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#16

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Kelly 11 months ago

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

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#17

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Juana 11 months ago

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

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#18

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Nicole Rosandich 11 months ago

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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Ryan Ampha 11 months ago

My liver is turning green and my toenails are falling out... but otherwise fine.

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#20

"Thank You, Let Me Cut Your Cake In The Kitchen"

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Hans 11 months ago

Anyone remember the Asterix and cleopatra movie?

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#21

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Rama Llama 11 months ago

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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#22

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Zanthe 11 months ago

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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#23

That's Feeling Tho..

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Master Markus 11 months ago

I don't get it.

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#24

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Michael John Aragon 11 months ago

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 11 months ago

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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#26

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Bored Office Girl 11 months ago

So rude when people start thinking of it as their living room.

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#27

Acting Classes 101

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Giulia Betke 11 months ago

haha thats me all the time

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#28

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Arianna Gandolfi 11 months ago

"Bwahahaha you're welcome! Gates of hell, this way!"

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#29

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Tyler Cook 11 months ago

Is it just me or does migraine man look like a pretty cool super hero?

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#30

As If I Could Afford The $45 Dry Aged Ribeye...

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Creep Reap 11 months ago

[Points to the most expensive item on the menu]

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#31

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Nini Meow 11 months ago

Haha... Extra shifts NB coming your way..

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Ruth Neighbor 11 months ago

Can I have the vegan menu? And some of that steak

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#33

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Maria Ofar 11 months ago

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"

#34

Yoooo, I Have No Clue Where Coriander Powder Comes From!!!

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Savant 11 months ago

spoke too soon

#35

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Jessica Gunn 11 months ago

Ahahahaha! Every time!

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#36

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Jessica Gunn 11 months ago

Or they try to take it from you...

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#37

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Samantha Robinson 11 months ago

Oh my god, they killed Kenny!

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#38

Well, Look Who’s Back With Their Empty Promises...

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engineer_nope.avi 11 months ago

It's a trap!

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#39

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Tomatoe 11 months ago

A true gentleman apparently, Kanye..

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#40

Got Real Tho, The Whole Time!!rp

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athornedrose 11 months ago

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

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#41

If This Has Never Happened To You Then You're Lying!!
(Rp

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Creep Reap 11 months ago

Then they probably had the same job.

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#42

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Giulia Betke 11 months ago

haha

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Kiahna 11 months ago

Double hate...

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#44

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Sky 11 months ago

Ouch, gloves are the best unless you forget XD

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#45

Damn, Sounds Serious!

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engineer_nope.avi 11 months ago

Me: "I don't know those people! "

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#46

Play It Cool Although You Know You'll Be There Another 30mins...

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Jessica Gunn 11 months ago

The horror!!!!!!

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#47

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Kiki 11 months ago

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 11 months ago

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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#49

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Denis 11 months ago

The one with the horses is better

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#50

When A Customer Starts Arguing

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Ryan-Michele Eagleton 11 months ago

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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FABULOUS1 11 months ago

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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Karen Dyer 11 months ago

I would have told the customer there is an 8 hour wait for the 6:00 table, since it is only 10AM. my reply probably go over their head.

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#53

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

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Basil 11 months ago

Isn't that just shooting yourself in the foot in the long run?

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#54

I'll Just Walk Away For Now...

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Giulia Betke 11 months ago

me at school being a loser

#55

Please, Just Gooo

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#56

Well, Let The Drinking Begin!

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Neal Evans 11 months ago

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Carole Dose 11 months ago

A big warm smile covers all occasions!!

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#58

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Samantha Robinson 11 months ago

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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C 11 months ago

MICHAEL!!!

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Ian Rispin 11 months ago

These 2 comments are to hide the disliked ones below.

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#61

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serena 11 months ago

That skill never leaves you

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#62

😳😳

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Lynn Spalding Jr. 11 months ago

F@:k em

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Ellis 11 months ago

If you took #2 you could also do #3

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#64

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Desiré Yen 11 months ago

What's ranch?

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#65

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Full Name 11 months ago

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 asshole. I can't tell you how many servers have had a great tip turn to fuck-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 11 months ago

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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#67

Do You Write All Your Orders Down???

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WhiteFox 11 months ago

me in class tho

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#68

This Is 100000% Accurate!

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Catlady6000 11 months ago

One table says it's too hot, another too cold.

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#69

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Nanni 17 11 months ago

Two days if you don't eat anything expect cup noodles.

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#70

I Will Take What Is Mine With Fire And Blood

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jetmastergames 11 months ago

I don’t get it

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#71

When The Manager Said They Checked The Weather

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Denis 11 months ago

Look at all those people in the back not giving a shit about the rain

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#72

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Carlos Camacho 11 months ago

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

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#73

Tips

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Ryan-Michele Eagleton 11 months ago

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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Bored Office Girl 11 months ago

It's a hobby. Almost a way of life. Lol

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#75

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Procrastinating Panda 11 months ago

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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#76

Why?

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Kelly 11 months ago

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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#77

Too Real!

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Jessica Gunn 11 months ago

This happens all the time!

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#78

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