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15 Things That Happen When You Shop For Someone You Don't Know

"May I help you?" the sales assistant asks. If only it were that easy.

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5. It's shopping time. As you walk into the store, you immediately start to rethink all of your decisions.

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"Do they already have this? Is this gift unoriginal? Will they want it? No, I want this." *drops in cart*

6. As you browse the first aisle, blankly staring at the shelf, a sales associate asks you that one question: / Via

Them: "May I help you find something?"

You: "Uhhh yeah. No. Yes, No I'm good"

*internally kicks self*

7. After regretting turning the sales assistant away, you browse through your first gift idea - phone cases.


"They'd love this phone case! They have the newest model, right? was the slightly older one. Or was it the oversized version? Actually, no, I think they already have this case."

12. As you wait in line, you start to second-guess your decision, thinking back on all the other gifts that you saw.


Do they really want this game? Should I have got them that phone case? What about those headphones the salesperson pointed out? Why does this have to be so hard???

14. The cashier notices your unease, and mentions a gift card, which you get — with hesitation.

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At first you think it's a copout. Then you realize that It's perfect; it's in your price limit, for a store you know they'll like, and it will allow them to get exactly what they want.