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Top Text: “You have a college degree and you work retail?”
Bottom Text: “…Yes.”
I have been asked this at least four times in my short stint working retail. It usually happens when a customer is striking up a conversation with me, asking me how I’m doing, how long I’ve been living in my current town, etc.
Occasionally I mention how I began working at the store the day after graduating from college (jobs seem difficult to come by nowadays when you have very little work experience).
The customer almost always responds with a surprised yet confused look, “You have a college degree and you work here?” Needless to say I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut in order to avoid the patronizing comments from complete strangers!