Totally random thought but it just occurred to me the other day that what you carry around as a bag could say a lot about you.
To some extent, yes, what you carry does say something about who you are.
THE BIG BAGGERS
… but big bag people, don’t always carry only useless crap or are on the way to the gym.
I like bigger bags (I only carry the “gym” bag if I know I have a lot to tote back) because I always end up buying something, or toting something around that BF is buying (usually a kitchen tool), and I don’t necessarily want to bust out my reusable bag.
I also carry what is handy for me in emergencies, aside from my wallet such as spare handkerchiefs.
THE ONES WITH TINY BAGS
Small bag people, aren’t always perfectly neat and organized as you might think.
Maybe they just don’t want to carry a huge bag, so they have a small purse instead, but then they have 3-4 reusable bags full of stuff that they tote around, and I see them struggling to maintain a kind of order with 2 bags in each hand just because their purse is just too damn small.
I wonder if it’s worse on their body and shoulders to carry 4 lumpy, unzipped, kind of awkward bags instead of one or two medium-sized ones.
THE BROWN BAG COMMUTERS
I also see women commuters who have a purse, then a laptop bag AND a lunch bag on top of all that.
Personally I’d just carry 2 medium size bags at the most, or just the laptop bag with my wallet in there and my lunch bag.
I’d a spare, empty purse at work to use when I don’t want to carry the laptop bag to nip across to the deli to buy a lunch, which is really the whole reason why they have a purse in addition to a laptop bag in the first place.
MEN AND WOMEN DIFFER IN BAG QUANTITIES AS WELL
Men don’t have this problem of having to carry a purse as well as a laptop bag because of a wallet, because their wallets actually fit into their pants or jackets.
Not only do women’s clothing have a stunning lack of pockets all around (real pockets, not stupid fake ones or small ones), our wallets also tend to look like this:
Or at least.. mine does. I don’t know how women carry receipts, money, coins, passes, and their cards without having a zippered wallet to contain it all.
I have never seen a man with a wallet like a woman’s (unless they are traveling and have a passport as well as their tickets in there).
Their wallets usually look like this: