One Man's Revelation - Handbags06:00
My friend has a wardrobe full of shoes, (bear with me), which she sells on eBay to convince herself she’s having a clear-out and then she buys more from a charity shop. They are also under her bed. Ditto, her bags. It is a truly colossal collection and yet so many of them are the same size and colour.
So why isn't a handful of different bags sufficient?
And why do some look so similar?
Thanks to her I recently gained an insight into the mystifying rationale behind this.
Her wardrobe recently gave up on life and collapsed on to her bed while she was in the bath. Shoes and bags and numerous clothes rode the landslide on to her duvet,crushing the pillow where her head had been just moments before. I was alerted to this via a text peppered with very sad faces.
While I was out in town with her, one of her larger brown leather shoulder bag’s zips bust. We managed to find another in H&M for £15. She wanted an identical bag and this one was, (by her own admission), identical in every way – it was the same bag and it was even bought from the same shop! Awesome! Let’s go to the pub now! But it still wasn't right, she said and she wasn't convinced she should buy it, even as her old, (identical), bag gaped open like the mouth of a dead, sea-dwelling dinosaur, its contents dangerously close to spilling out on to the floor or being stolen by a casual thief. And not a great thief either – a very small man wearing mittens and clogs would not have had to worry about stealth or dexterity in order to succeed.
|Yes, I’d like that one but with different colour zips!|
Us men think of bags as mechanical devices for storing anything we haven’t got enough pockets for.We see it as separate to anything we may be wearing. For our friends, girlfriends and wives they have to go beyond being useful and good-looking, they also have to have to some kind of inbuilt telepathic ability to match or complement whatever a woman may be thinking or wearing at a moment’s notice. Show me a hand bag designer and I’ll show you a god.
|Sorry, guys. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few|
|Steve Gray gets |
into the Christmas spirit... early
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