I am looking for a word that captures that feeling of being pressured (to do something) by an invisible force.
For example, when I go shopping at the local farmers market, the vendors have this approach where they open up a bag to pack the crops that you would presumably purchase. The invisible force in this situation adds pressure to me to actually make a purchase since I have witnessed the vendor opened up a new bag already.
This word duress is closely related to the situation that I have described above, but I think duress is too extreme of a manner to describe it; the word implies a pressure that is forcibly perhaps through a threat whereas I hope to capture a more lighter sentiment of 'making a decision under distress'.
Does a suitable word exist in the English language for this circumstance?