Supermarket worker spills truth on what it’s like to serve the ‘annoying’ public

TikTok star Charlie shared a video of the most irritating things she experiences during her work in a supermarket, and says that she repeatedly hears the same thing from customers

TikTok star Charlie has shared what it’s like to serve the public

A supermarket worker has spilled the truth on what it’s like to serve the ‘annoying’ public – adding that she experiences the same things on a daily basis.

TikTok star Charlie, @charlie.smth, said she hears the “same thing 13 times in half an hour”, and went on to explain how she gets fed up with customers thinking they are funny.

In the video, which is titled ‘five things that customers say that always get on retail worker’s nerves’, the TikToker said she is sick of hearing ‘I only popped in for one thing’ or ‘it must be free’ when items don’t scan.

Her clip soon went viral with over 633,000 views and many people commented saying that Charlie probably shouldn’t be working in retail anymore.

Warning – the video below contains some bad language




What do you think about Charlie’s take on retail work? Let us know in the comments…

In the clip, Charlie said: “When you are at the checkouts and something isn’t scanning and they say ‘oh it must be for free then’.

“No Stacey, it isn’t for free, the barcode’s just not p****** scanning.

“Number two, ‘oh you look bored, I’ll come to you’ – when you are just happily minding your own business. No, I’m not bored, I’m just avoiding customers.

“Number three is when they queue for checkouts and are not concentrating. As soon as they notice the till in front of them is free – ‘oh sorry dear I was away with the fairies’.

“No Karen, you were scrolling through Facebook, criticising other people’s parenting techniques instead of looking in front of you to see that the other customer had gone.



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“The classic one-thing line – They will load a whole two weeks food shop onto your till and go: ‘oh I only came in for one thing’ and then you’ve gotta laugh and pretend you haven’t heard that thirteen other times in the past half an hour.

“Customers asking how much is this when they could have looked on the shelf, then they have the audacity to act surprised when they see the price. Why couldn’t you have looked at the label that was directly under the item you picked up.”

After sharing her video, Charlie was inundated with comments – mostly from people who said she should get a new job, but others were sympathetic.




One said: “I say some of these just to be nice and start a conversation, I didn’t realise you guys hated it so much.”

“Do shop workers lose their sense of humour over time?” Asked a second user. “It sounds like you have, I suggest another profession!”

While a third said: “Nobody is forcing you to work there if you hate it that much.”

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