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
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHA my favorite

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#2

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MysticSailora
Community Member
2 years ago

lmao

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#3

Restaurant Memes

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Char Char
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

Super cute dog actually!

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#5

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

You are important to them 😅😅

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#6

Restaurant Memes

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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years ago

Anything for the TIP$

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#7

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#8

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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years ago

This works for school, college and... literally everything.

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#9

My Reaction Exactly

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Not on the menù,, sorry.

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#10

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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years 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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serena
Community Member
2 years ago

lol

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#12

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Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Applies to most retail jobs

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#13

Restaurant Memes

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Argh, now I will need therapy to unsee that!

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#14

Restaurant Memes

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Hanging on for dear life..

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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
2 years ago

Who else actually started looking for Waldo?

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Found Waldo - he's right next to Wally.

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Kahlo Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Best part is that this resolution makes it almost impossible to find him! If you look up Where's Wally or Waldo, one of the first image results is this page, and you can find him (with hat and glasses and travelling pack) behind the green-striped screen to the left of the red-striped rectangular pop-up stand, right above the woman with a hole in her towel. Also, catch Wenda popping up behind the red and white umbrella!

Tyler Cook
Community Member
2 years ago

Right in the middle of the page about 2/3 of the way up behind the green towel fort. Straight up from the red beach ball being popped by the umbrella.

Peta_C
Community Member
2 years ago

Found Wanda straight away. Do I still get points?

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

Is Wanda the female version?

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Rui guiomar
Community Member
2 years ago

Center slightly up near the green tent like thing.

Lara L.
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't find Waldo :'( and my dentist had heaps of these books, so i was really good as a kid

Breezy
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my god. These are too relatable

Lou Blackwood
Community Member
2 years ago

In Germany his name is Walter

Samantha Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

I found him! Now, where's that pesky manager?

LADYLULU
Community Member
2 years ago

I DID😀 I STARTED LOOKING FOR WALDO

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

They are probably outside in their car smoking and when you need them they finish their smoke start another and wander back in then start telling u how busy they have been and that's why it took so long to get help...

C.Marrero
Community Member
2 years ago

Found him his on top of the light green towel

Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years ago

Manager is never going to know you went home so, this is fine!

Cece Venticinc
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually found waldo very quickly. Which is strange to me, I usually never find him.

Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

This is accurate

Ruth Neighbor
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr. Waldo? Can i go home?!

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

is he dressed like waldo?

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#16

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Ellis
Community Member
2 years ago

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Made redundant by technology - now if only the buttons werent too small for my fingers and the wifi would work properly because there is no asshole customer using it to stream a Netflix show...

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#17

Restaurant Memes

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Juana
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#18

Restaurant Memes

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OdangaUsagi
Community Member
2 years ago

All twinner outfits..

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#19

It Be Like That Sometimes...

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Kayla Welch
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone remember the Asterix and cleopatra movie?

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#21

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

Do I even know your usual?

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#22

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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years 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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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years ago

That and coupons are my new kink.

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#24

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Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

In reverse, waiters should experience what a rude ass and near absent service feels like on receiving end.

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#25

Lmao!! If Only...

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

F*** off

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#26

Restaurant Meme

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

YES!!

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#27

Acting Classes 101

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

haha thats me all the time

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#28

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Kelly
Community Member
2 years ago

Any job!

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#29

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

yeah... add : Anything wich will make deal with clients

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#30

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

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

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Waiter: "What would you like to have?" Me: "This wonderful free atmosphere surrounding this room!" Waiter: "That would be $20.56." Me: *dead silence then pull out a gun on my head*

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#31

Restaurant Meme

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#32

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Ruth Neighbor
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#33

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Maria Ofar
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

spoke too soon

#35

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

Ahahahaha! Every time!

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#36

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Jessica Gunn
Community Member
2 years ago

Or they try to take it from you...

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#37

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Samantha Robinson
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a trap!

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#39

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Tomatoe
Community Member
2 years ago

A true gentleman apparently, Kanye..

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#40

Got Real Tho, The Whole Time!!rp

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years 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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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

*cue angelic song*

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#42

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

haha

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#43

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Kiahna
Community Member
2 years ago

Double hate...

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#44

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Midna Geno
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2 years ago

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Um that's unsanitary, don't serve food with your blood on it.

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#45

Damn, Sounds Serious!

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

The horror!!!!!!

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#47

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Kiki
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years 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

Restaurant Memes

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Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

The one with the horses is better

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#50

When A Customer Starts Arguing

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

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"I'm out, peace!" is a perfect answer.

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#51

Oh Man, What A Feeling!!

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FABULOUS1
Community Member
2 years 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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Marilyn Phua
Community Member
2 years ago

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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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

Well shit

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#54

I'll Just Walk Away For Now...

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Giulia Betke
Community Member
2 years ago

me at school being a loser

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#55

Please, Just Gooo

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#56

Well, Let The Drinking Begin!

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Neal Evans
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2 years ago

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paedo

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Full Name
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate when as a civilian I'll see someone and think "Shit, do I know that person or do I just recognize them from where they work or something?"

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#58

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Samantha Robinson
Community Member
2 years 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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CODY WARD
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2 years ago

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ill take the bleach to go plz

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#61

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serena
Community Member
2 years ago

That skill never leaves you

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#62

😳😳

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Lynn Spalding Jr.
Community Member
2 years ago

F@:k em

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