The holidays are here, and while you're preparing for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or Christmas--there's one thing you need to keep in mind.

PLEASE BE KIND TO PEOPLE WHO WORK IN RETAIL.

I know that we all get insanely busy this time of year: there are presents to buy, errands to run, houses to decorate... and all of this on top of your normal job and responsibilities. We can all be stressed, but please, please, don't be a jerk to people who work in retail.

The dude at Publix who can't find the type of imported butter you need for your grandma's pie crust recipe? He's a person just like you.

The woman at Target who has to tell you the store is out of Mini Brands? She also has a life with stress and responsibilities.

Yelling at people who work in retail is not going to solve your problems. Don't be a total a--hole to the workers at the mall, the grocery store, or the megamart. They're all fighting their own battles; you never know what a person is going through, and you have nothing to lose by being kind.