Brit shoppers turn sneaky thanks to recession
JOHNNY: What? I haven’t been in Halfords for, like, months.
JIMMY: Yeah you have. You came riding out of the shop on that 24 carat gold bike what’s all covered with diamonds.
JOHNNY: Eh? Which 24 carat gold bike what’s all covered with diamonds?
JIMMY: That one you’re sitting on now.
JOHNNY: Shit. Listen – you tell anyone I’ve got this and I’ll cut you. Understand? I’ll cut you like a Russian.
JIMMY: Okay, okay, take a chill pill.
Conversations like that are going on all over Britain at the moment according to research from insurance types eSure. They reckon that one in 10 of us are lying about or covering up what we’re spending because we don’t want to been seen as flash bastards while others perish in the recession.
In another survey, from Kensington Financial Management Consultants, 38% of shoppers feel guilty spending in a credit crunch, but manage to bury that guilt away and keep on shopping. More alarmingly, 50% of shoppers have fessed up to hiding away their sneakily acquired goods from our partners.
So, in a nutshell, 10% of us feel guilty about treating ourselves while others are suffering, but half of us think nothing about lying to our significant others on a regular basis. Great Britain – what a nation!