Source: istock

Woman discovers gross retail 'secret' after trying on a bra in the fitting room



If there's one market that online shopping will never fully dominate, it's clothing.

I mean it already has in many ways, but trying on something in a store is a huge part of the clothes purchasing experience, especially for people with unconventional body shapes, like me and my child-bearing hips.

But that doesn't mean buying clothes from a brick-and-mortar retailer is perfect. 

Because there are other people who shop at the store, and, well, if there's anything we've learned about people, is that they have the capacity for near infinite grossness. 

Something that this Twitter user learned the hard way after shopping for a bra.

She wrote, "Tried on a bra in Primark & it was nice so I went to buy it but there was no tag so the guy went to find a supervisor to get a code, comes back & goes, 'this isn't ours, it's a swap,' so someone has literally left THEIR OWN BRA on a hanger in order to shoplift one AND I TRIED IT ON." Gross.

Source: twitter

That's right, a shoplifter put their own used bra on a hanger after stealing a brand new one from a store. Which means that this person went boob-to-boob with a total stranger by the laws of transitive bra property. 

Unfortunately, people had retail horror stories of their own, so they began chiming in.

I mean do these people have no shame?? 

In situations like this, it might be helpful to laugh about it. 

But at the very least it can teach you a lesson: ALWAYS CHECK THE TAGS. 

Retail workers shared the times they caught people trying to do the old switcheroos. 

It's just a filthy practice that needs to stop. Because it happens more often than you think. 

Even if some aren't all that bothered by it. 

The same thing happened to me when I worked in the women's coats department. Granted, a customer's going to be a lot less upset about putting on a used coat than used undergarments....But still.