When you’re casually looking through the racks in a clothes shop, it takes only the slightest touch of a sleeve to pull a jersey dress completely off its hanger, because the garment doesn’t have any loops to help it stay on the hanger and the hanger itself is made of too shiny wood, used more for aesthetic than function.
Sadness. Slight embarrassment, characterised by a glance over the shoulder to check for a disdainful shop assistant.
What causes it?
Shop owners having a greater interest in what the shop looks like than in the customer’s experience.
Who is affected?
Female shoppers. This irritation generally occurs in women’s clothes shops rather than men’s, where garments are usually folded and stacked, or they stay on hangers more easily anyway as they have more standard structures around the collar.
Can it be avoided?
Don’t pull and tug at the garments as you browse a shop, rather point at what you like and ask that disdainful shop assistant to take them out (gives her something to do). Or shop online.