When you’re doing a spot of retail therapy, it’s often to have a sidekick in tow to help carry the shopping bags and dish out advice on your potential purchases.
Unfortunately for the shopping companion, that can mean long periods sitting outside the changing room feeling, quite frankly, bored to tears.
That’s why a lot of men will relate to these images from around the world, shared online, of bored guys waiting for their partners to finish shopping with some so fed up they’ve fallen asleep while clutching the carrier bags.
One even resorted to using his wife’s handbag as a pillow as he snoozed, while others have found a comfy spot in one of the chairs in the homeware department.
And at a Victoria’s Secret store one of the lingerie displays was somewhat spoiled by a whole line of men perched on the edge, playing on their phones or starting into the distance as they awaited their partners.
This man was so bored he used his partner’s handbag as a pillow while out shopping
Luckily this man managed to find a comfy chair to rest in while enduring a shopping trip
One partner could not hide his boredom as he held his partner’s shopping bag and handbag in the womenswear department
Thankfully this group had brought their phones along to keep them entertained
A snooze amid the shoes! This man could not hide his lack of interest in perusing footwear
It looks as if this man was abandoned by both his partner and children during a shopping trip and left to mind the coats
A shopper who could not have looked more fed up with this trip to the Adidas store
You’re blocking the view! This posse of partners made themselves part of a lingerie display at Victoria’s Secret
Being subjected to shopping is bad enough, but when you’re used as a place to throw the jeans it’s just too much
Wake me up when it’s all over: This gentleman had no interest in browsing with his partner
At least he found a sofa! The homeware department is the ideal resting spot for all weary shoppers
Making himself at home! This man got so comfy he forgot he was in public
Is it time to go home yet? This man had clearly had more than enough