The Shocking Truth About Working in Food and Retail: Exposing the Level of Stupidity in the World

Aiden Starling

Updated Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in the food service or retail industry? Well, one viral social media post has shed light on the hidden truth that until you work in these industries, you will never understand the level of stupidity that exists in the world.

The post, shared by a user named "also true" on Twitter, has resonated with countless individuals who have experienced the absurdity and ignorance firsthand. The tweet states, "until you work in food/retail, you will never understand the level of stupid that exists in the world." It's a simple yet powerful message that highlights the challenges faced by employees in these sectors.

Reading through the comments on the post, it becomes evident just how relatable and eye-opening this sentiment is. One user reminisces, "You ever smell the air and it smells like the scholastic book fair on a chilly Tuesday in 1987." It's a nostalgic remark that captures the essence of the shared experience.

Another comment highlights the importance of not judging individuals based on their occasional moments of stupidity. The user writes, "imo, it's important to understand that every human is capable of having stupid moments, and that doesn't make them a 'stupid person.' The bigger problem lies with those who are selfish and cannot fathom a worldview that doesn't revolve around their own experiences."

One person even shares a playful quote from a supposed Yosemite park ranger, saying, "There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists." It's a witty observation that perfectly encapsulates the encounters many employees face on a daily basis.

The comments also reveal countless anecdotes that showcase the absurdities faced by those working in food and retail. From customers attempting to eat inedible parts of dishes, like corn husks, to individuals struggling to comprehend the simplest instructions, the stories are both entertaining and mind-boggling.

But it's not just the food and retail industries that witness such levels of ignorance. As one user points out, they have worked in various fields, including IT support, and still encountered mind-boggling moments of stupidity. This goes to show that the issue extends far beyond specific job sectors.

Working in these industries requires resilience and a sense of humor. As one user shares, "I've done fast food, retail, and now IT support... I know EXACTLY the level of stupid that exists in this world." It's a testament to the strength and patience of those who continue to provide service despite the challenges they face.

The viral post and the subsequent comments have shed light on the level of stupidity that exists in the world, particularly in the food service and retail industries. It serves as a reminder to be patient and understanding towards those working in these sectors, as they navigate through the absurdities of everyday life. So, the next time you encounter a baffling situation, remember that it might just be a glimpse into the world of working in food and retail.

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Top Comments from Imgur

hightechpirate

You ever smell the air and it smells like the scholastic book fair on a chilly Tuesday in 1987

littleJoPiip

#1 imo is important to understand that every human is capable of having stupid moments and that doesn't make them a "stupid person." The bigger problem is people who are selfish and cannot fathom a worldview that doesn't revolve around their experience. Those people are far harder to deal with because they will double down on their stupid moments instead of admitting fault

MrKomisiripala

#35 this is gold. I would have loved to see him as a visiting professor or something in it.

yeahiguessisurvived

#1 possibly a made up quote from a Yosemite park ranger regarding the difficulty in making a bear-proof trash can: "There is considerable overlap between the intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists"

fantastapotamus

Ok, so I've done fast food, retail, and now IT support... I know EXACTLY the level of stupid that exists in this world.

DontusetheMword

#10 I see no better way to convey this information

butlerfly24

#31 my dad calls any of my husband's friends "not andrew" because he can only remember his bff, "andrew"

ClownishAntics

#10 Solve for peak wings

Supernatrologist

#4 I was with you right up until 2007....

BoominGranny

#17 There was a reallllly smart doctor once who ate an entire artichoke https://www.eater.com/2010/11/17/6709697/doctor-sues-restaurant-for-letting-him-eat-a-whole-artichoke

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