10 Things Working in Retail Teaches You About Life

5. Your discount shows you who your real friends are

Your friends are cool and all, but now that you get 30% off sneakers, expect a buttload of texts about whether or not you can hook them up with a new release. Some people will actually be decent and offer to do shit for you, like buy you a coffee or food in exchange for copping a T-shirt for them. Others are the worst, they'll come into the store with their new jump-off and act offended when you don't want to buy shit for someone you don't know (strike 1)—and they had the gall to ask you to do it in front of your manager (strike 2), and then they want to pay with a card rather than give you cash (strike 3).

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