Have you ever been so embarrassed to buy something that you added other random stuff just to distract the cashier? You’re not alone.
In a new survey, 75% of people admitted to trying to hide embarrassing items among a larger purchase . . . and 89% would rather buy those things online, even if it was more expensive.
The survey asked what items people were shy about buying . . . and it was mostly stuff that felt too personal, or might make them seem unclean or unhealthy.
Condoms were #1, followed by emergency contraceptives . . . bed bug spray . . . head lice treatment . . . hemorrhoid cream . . . diarrhea relief . . . pregnancy tests . . . adult diapers for incontinence . . . period products . . . and cold sore treatment.
And it isn’t just the cashier that we’re worried about. It’s also OTHER SHOPPERS.
72% of people worry that other shoppers will judge their purchases . . . and that’s warranted, because 67% of us admit that we ARE judgmental of other shoppers from time to time. (Here’s a tip: Small talk is fine at a store . . . but no one EVER wants to discuss the stuff they’re buying.)