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!

#7

Restaurant Memes

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GlassOfWater
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Restaurant Memes

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Peta_C
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty sure this is just "life".

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#10

Restaurant Memes

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Zanthe
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4 years ago Created 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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#14

Restaurant Memes

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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#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
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who else actually started looking for Waldo?

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#16

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Kelly
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4 years ago Created 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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#17

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Juana
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4 years ago Created 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

Restaurant Memes

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Nicole Rosandich
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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4 years ago Created 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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#20

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

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Hans
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyone remember the Asterix and cleopatra movie?

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#21

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Rama Llama
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4 years ago Created 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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#22

Restaurant Memes

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Zanthe
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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#24

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Michael John Aragon
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4 years ago Created 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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4 years ago Created 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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#26

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Bored Office Girl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#28

Restaurant Memes

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Arianna Gandolfi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#29

Restaurant Memes

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Tyler Cook
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#31

Restaurant Meme

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Nini Meow
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#33

Restaurant Memes

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Maria Ofar
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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#44

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Sky
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ouch, gloves are the best unless you forget XD

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#47

Restaurant Memes

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Kiki
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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#50

When A Customer Starts Arguing

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Ryan-Michele Eagleton
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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FABULOUS1
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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
Community Member
4 years ago Created 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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Basil
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#55

Please, Just Gooo

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#58

Restaurant Memes

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Samantha Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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