I work in retail in a very large, very nice outdoor mall. I’m a bookseller at the Books-A-Million in the Village At Sandhill and I mean, I deal with a whole bunch of shitty customers (and at one point in a different books-a-million, horrible management) on a daily basis, but nothing compares to dumbass teenagers. I mean, I hate them. Why? God, there’s so many reasons!
For one: They’re Completely Useless!
Before they’re 16 they can’t even legally contribute to society other than babysitting and trying to make money, but before then good luck getting hired. Not to mention you can’t even get fun jobs until you’re 18 so have fun at McDonald’s you freaking morons. Oh, and try to get my order right next time! Like that’s ever going to happen, right?
Not to mention, They’re all a bunch of inconsiderate JERKS
Seriously, you don’t even contribute to society, most of you depend on your parents for money, you’re too young to actually do anything cool but go out and drink with your stupid underage friends at Parrot Heads in Five Points. Yeah because that totally makes you mature and totally not an asshole.
Seriously, at Books-A-Million teenagers come in and they’re complete jerks to us! They’re worse than old people! They’re demanding, they’re spoiled and they’re downright mean! Then they loiter and steal and vandalize the store. EVERYWHERE in the mall. Not just Books-A-Million. Teenagers are just all around inconsiderate douche bags (not 100% of the time, but at the very least 90% of all the teenagers I come in contact with, I am kicking out of Books-A-Million for loitering and/or stealing).
And: They All think They’re SO ENTITLED
Every time I try to kick teenagers out, they cop an attitude. They tell me I can’t do anything because they have a right to be there, or they’re gonna buy something so I can’t kick them out or whatever. To that I always respond “I don’t care, I don’t want your money, get out or I am going to call the police.” Most of the time they leave before I have to, but there are times where I literally have to call the cops and get the morons arrested.
Not to mention, they think they’re “immune” for being minors. Nope, the police will arrest you and take you to holding until your parents get there. They’re not gonna be all like “Oh, you’re vandalizing the store? You’re attacking pregnant women and you’re a minor? LOL can’t arrest you”. No, they’re going to arrest your stupid teenage ass and take you to jail. Ta-da.
99% of Everything that Goes Wrong at My Job is Because of Some TEENAGER.
They’re the ones who steal the candy, who steal the headphones, who trash the manga, kids and Christian Fiction section. They screw up the entire store and build forts out of books, knock books into the floor off the shelves. Throw things in the store and terrorize other customers. Don’t believe it? I’ve witnessed this and trust me, I’ve even done some of this myself.
I’ve shoplifted and screwed up a bunch of stuff for other people when I was a teenager and I was a good kid, I just…there was a time where I couldn’t get my body to listen to my brain. I did stuff to be cool. I wanted something so I took it. It was just the way things were. Now, I would never do something like that. I know what it’s like to work and I know how annoying stupid teenagers are.
I’m not writing this purely from speculation if you wondered, I’ve been on both sides of the fence. And yeah, I knew teenagers that never did anything stupid like the punks that screw it up for everyone, but those were far and few between. But alas,
Ya Gotta Get Out all the Stupid While You’re Young.
And that’s the truth (about college and) life.