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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Oversized Carrier Bags

Bag Spotting

Travelling on the District Line, I get more than my fair share of people armed with large carrier bags coming back from exhibition at Earl's Court or Olympia? It's normally fairly easy to quess what the exhibition has been about, but I was struggling with the bag below:

Anyone for Quick Bridge?

The Home of Quick Bridge. Mmmm, first off I thought it was an online casino or gaming exhibition and expected to see some ads for quickbridge.com appearing on the Tube next year. It could be for bridging loans, so perhaps an investment show. Or maybe even an instant bridge - a bridge in a bag - a construction exhibition. No idea - if anyone knows or wants to hazard a guess at an alternative, let me know.

The girls below were much easier with their eye-catching eye bags:

Miss Sixty Bags

They looked like upmarket bag ladies, as Miss Sixty bags have that "laundry bag" feel about them. They seem to made out of the same material as those mis-shapen, non-stand-uppable, almost useless blue bags they hand out at IKEA.

As usual, I expect to be wading through a sea of over-sized carriers on the Tube in the run up to Xmas. Still better on the floor than on the seats. If there's one thing that's guaranteed to wind me up on the Tube more than anything else it's people who put their bags on the seats next to them. If I had enough nerve I would just sit down on top of bags, rather than giving the owner a hard Paddington stare.

The Queen maybe just about, has an excuse as when pictured here it was probably only the second time she'd been on the Tube. And with a small bag like that, I'd probably just plonk myself down on the seat anyway and pretend I hadn't seen it.


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