Interesting Fact - Shopping

No surprises here, as a survey carried out by, found that shoppers are infuriated by constantly being asked "Can I help you?" in shops.

(Two-thirds of shoppers asked found offers of assistance from pushy staff annoying and put them off buying, only a fifth thought it saved them having to seek out help. Of course the poor shop assistants are forced to do this by over zealous managers who can't bear the thought of them standing around doing nothing. The main problem nowadays is that you can't even escape this kind of robotic selling on the internet, as more and more sites insist on telling you that other people bought this along with that, sometimes with avatars whose eyes follow you round the page. No - give me a human any time, at least they can take the hint, "I'm just looking, thank you."