Oniochalasia: (n) The purchasing of objects as a form of mental relaxation
In a sentence:
Bellboy: Sir, that woman is pulling at her hair, is bright red and screaming at other guests. Should I have her removed?
Concierge: No, that is our favourite customer at the gift shop. She practices oniochalasia. Watch what happens now.
Bellboy: Well she is attacking the shop keeper and tearing up the postcards of our hotel.
Concierge: No problem, give her a minute.
Bellboy: She seems to have stopped.
Concierge: Yes and now she is about to purchase 12 our most expensive glass statues of the Burj al Arab.
Concierge: Never underestimate the value of oniochalasia on one’s pocket.