Taylor-Anne Gallagher,22, from Ipswich asked her boyfriend Tim Goddard, 28, to pick up a pair of leggings for her when he went into town on Sunday.
In a series of messages which were later posted on Twitter, Mr Goddard ranted about his struggle to find the correct pair of leggings.
Standing in New Look, he messaged his girlfriend revealing that he was confused by which length of leggings she wanted.
He wrote: “There’s so many types of leggings.
“Why? For what reason?
“Do you want ankle length or ones that don’t say ankle length?”
He proceeded to inform her that the whole process was making him feel “over whelmed”.
“No wonder the number of women with anxiety is on the rise,” he continued.
People reacted to his hilarious stream of consciousness on Twitter.
Harriet BattenFoster said: “I hope my husband reads this and realises he’s not alone.”
Many people wanted to know if Mr Goddard ever managed to leave the shop.
He said: “I made it out, but I’m not 100% convinced I’m not still in a coma”.
Another person wrote: “Question is did he get you some leggings?”
Ms Gallagher responded: “He did! Thick warm ones from H&M which I wore today!”
Many people described Mr Goddard as a hero.
One person said: “Hell yeh Kudos to him……lucky you didn’t ask him to find a top that would go with the leggings.”
To which another person replied: “Now that’ll be one heck of a sequel.”