Have you ever shopped under the influence?
A new survey claims about half of Americans admit to buzzed buying... to the tune of an average of $450 a year.
What are we buying? Mostly food, shoes and clothes. And the occasional rubber chicken (at least according to the tweet posted below!)
The survey broke it down by what people were drinking at the time -- gin drinkers tended to spend the most while beer and whiskey drinkers were a bit more conservative.
Is this better or worse than drunk texting? Probably a bit better, but still dangerous. One ruins relationships; the other ruins your bank account. But at least with drunk shopping, you can always return what you've bought when you sober up.
Texts aren't that easy to take back.
Almost half of Americans shop online while drunk—here's how much it's costing them - CNBC https://t.co/wxY9nk2M93— Shopping World (@ShoppingWorld2) July 29, 2018
me at noon: too broke to buy olive oil— frau troffea (@hope_kathryn) July 29, 2018
me, wine buzzed at midnight: impulse buying a corset online
Spent so much money shopping online last night.— PKJ (@paige_katt) July 29, 2018
Why do I allow myself to shop online at 1am while wine drunk??? Who let me do this???
Funny enough this is my first guiness but no one told me it was so strong so i chugged it and now my ass is buzzed and buying everything in the gift shop 🙄— Nannette DeRobertis (@nannetted258) July 29, 2018
@fox12oregon Morning. I actually ordered rubber chickens while drunk shopping. Now what to do with them. Suggestions?— S. B. (@mimisuebee1) July 31, 2018
Don’t go shopping when you’re drunk bc then you’ll have a different pair of shoes for the entire week. 😂😂— mire (@mireldaa_yo) July 29, 2018
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