Friday, March 30, 2007

Excess Baggage

Is this a trend I'm missing because I keep seeing women on the tube doing what looks rather pointless and impractical - carrying a small paper bag (usually from a designer or cool brand) in addition to their main bag. I don't mean a full sized carrier bag, just a dinky little thing with a rope handle, a small gift bag size really. The woman I saw doing it this morning was carrying a book and her make-up in it (which she was applying en route - another thing I just don't get), but it wasn't really big enough for the book which was sticking out the top.

What is the point?

If there isn't room in your main bag, why not a) get a bigger bag b) take a second proper bag for the overflow. These little bags can hold so little it hardly seems worth the effort, aren't that easy to carry & aren't water-proof. Is it to show-off that you've bought something very small in an expensive shop?


Miss Forthright said...

That bugs me as well. Also, people who wear trainers with their suit and put their heels on when they get to work. Why not just wear some lower heels?

SandDancer said...

I've done the trainers thing once but it was when it was snowing and I didn't want to ruin leather boots (and I changed into another pair of flat shoes in the office so not quite the same!)

Anonymous said...

I so know what you mean - I just don't get it - why carry loads of little bags?

I don't like the make-up or the trainers thing either, but what really winds me up is women filing their nails on the train - Just do it at home!

SandDancer said...

There is something about filing nails that makes the person doing it look vacuous - not a good look and definitely best kept for private.