Tweet on the most common questions retail workers are getting during the coronavirus pandemic

Retail Workers Would Like Customers To Stop Being So Terrible During The Pandemic, Please

It should be no secret to anybody by now that people around the world are panic-buying everything in sight, resulting in shortages of basic household items like toilet paper and soap. While long lines and having to drive to three separate stores just to stock your bathroom is annoying, please take a moment to spare a thought for the people who have to work in that mess.

Recently, one retail manager who simply goes by “Dan” let out some of his frustration on Twitter, and a whole flood of other managers and retail employees followed. Some of you have not been on your best behavior.

Aside from empty shelves, these brave workers on the front lines of the panic-buying are reporting shoppers screaming at them for a lack of supplies that is not the fault of low-level employees or even managers, people trying to weasel their way around purchasing limits, and extra crying.

This reporter also has associates who would like to request that people stop pretending to cough inside their shops as a joke. It wasn’t funny the first time someone did it and you’re not the first one to do it.

Mr. dan has reported that the coronavirus panic-buying is “200x worse than any Black Friday,” in case some people lack a concept of just how much awfulness retail workers have to endure before they start complaining.

It can be difficult to resist the temptation to panic-shop when you hear that other people are doing it and you start wondering if there will ever be toilet paper again and looking up which leaves are the best to wipe with, but you have to try. Stocking up more than usual in order to limit trips to the grocery store is fine, but buying up supplies to last you months only leaves others without enough to get through the day.

Plus, you’re creating massive headaches for already over-stressed retail workers who have a rough job on a normal day. If you’re still not sure if you should jump in the Costco line, read a few of these stories:

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