Yes amazing new research by a team of internationally acclaimed academics has revealed the presence of a hormone called Retailin. A spokesperson for the team from Leipzig University Professor Karl Von Laffin said “This breakthrough explains one of the great mysteries of human behaviour the often obsessive desire to shop. We now know that a hormone is involved which affects the way the brain operates, as a result many people find that they shop for goods even when they do not need them.”
Dr Van Load of Utrecht, another member of the team said “What is interesting is that levels of Retailin vary from person to person and also vary during the year. It seems that levels rise at weekends and just before Xmas.” He added “We still do not fully understand what influences the production of Retailin, it is very complex.
Hamish MacBuy from Glasgow University stated “We need to find some way of reducing the output of Retailin if we are to stop our over consumption of resources. It’s a tricky issue.”