Karen Belz
August 05, 2016 5:38 pm
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If your credit card gets declined, it can be embarrassing. When you know there’s an error (and have the money, no doubt) it still makes you feel totally irresponsible, especially if there are other customers nearby. Adele had this happen recently at an H&M, and her pain is definitely real. Luckily, she decided to share her story with a recent audience, realizing that the best way to get over being mortified is by turning the incident into a humorous one.

“I went to H&M and my card got declined. Oh my days, pretty embarrassing. Nobody knew it was me, but I was mortified,” she said to her San Jose audience on July 31st.

Of course, Adele is definitely in a position to cover the charge. Forbes has her listed as earning around $80.5 million. That said, it’s nice to know that she still loves to pick up her clothes at H&M, and not a fancier retailer. Rumor has it that she’s also a big fan of Target — in fact, she’s been quoted as saying that her first go-to stops in California are Target and In-N-Out Burger — obviously, Adele knows that their menu is pretty darn stellar.

It’s amazing how personal Adele has been getting with her audience these days. She’s not afraid to bring people up on stage with her, and give her fans some tidbits of information about her life. Especially since not too long ago, Adele admitted that she was a little afraid of audiences.

“One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit,” she said to Rolling Stone back in 2011. “… I just gotta bear it. But I don’t like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot.”

But the truth of the matter is, these personal stories make Adele even more relatable, and make her shows even more special. She’s kinda-sorta the person you can imagine being best friends with. Next time you find yourself perusing the clothing selection at H&M, think to yourself… “What would Adele buy?”

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