There's a reason that online shopping has been made into a viral meme. The "when you order something online vs. when it arrives" trope is so universally known that it's been applied everywhere you can think of, from pop stars to politicians. The joke format perfectly encapsulates expectation as opposed to reality but in a pretty much universally accessible human experience.
Even though the joke has been seen before, sometimes there's a particular example which perfectly captures the internet's attention this week...
There's nothing like a bit of retail therapy.While it's never a long-term solution to a low mood or high stress, there's no denying shopping can be good fun.
And nowadays, we have even more access to shopping.Because you can actually make purchased all from the comfort of your own home, without even having to leave.
It just takes a matter of clicks.And then masses of parcels can turn up at your front door - sort of like it's Christmas morning, except you bought everything yourself.
It can be pretty exciting.Not only is the process of receiving something in the mail great fun, but you can often discover you've found something perfect.
But online shopping isn't perfect.There's a certain aspect which makes it prone to a few more mistakes than shopping in-store. Because you never actually know precisely what you're getting.
Which can lead to some mistakes.And, therefore, some truly disappointing purchases. It's pretty disheartening when you make an order and end up hating everything you bought.
Sometimes, the issue can be to do with size.
Sometimes, the problem is even bigger.
Furniture, too, can pose problems.
And this is why you should ALWAYS read the description while shopping on amazon 😩😂😂😫😂😂😂 https://t.co/0o7XVzFjiI— 🦋 (@🦋)1495585323.0
And never trust a free sample.
Some products are clearly misrepresented.
The joys of Internet shopping 😂 https://t.co/zccFoEuVNA— Andy Leeman (@Andy Leeman)1490305965.0
So what's the lesson?
How can my mum order deckchairs for the garden for her and my dad and this is what came 😭😭😭😭 dead http://t.co/vrsojR0szy— ellie harford (@ellie harford)1436377051.0
And remember that you're taking a risk.
My sister ordered boots offline for her Halloween costume and this is what came in the mail.... 😂😂😩😩 http://t.co/moATSi4hre— Sally Bryson (@Sally Bryson)1381275358.0
The format of the joke has become inherently meme-able.It can be applied to essentially any two comparable things now, and not just actual purchased products. And one example, in particular, has captured the internet's attention this week.
TikTok user Julia showed the pants she'd bought.
via: TikTokWarning others to be careful if they choose to do the same.
Because when she drops to do a squat ...
via: TikTokSomething rather embarrassing happens.