2009-11-29

Handbag Theory


I have a theory about handbags.  Women start out with small handbags which, when they are young and haven't accumulated much, are sufficient for their needs.  As women age they accumulate more stuff and, every time they buy a new handbag, they purchase one which is slightly larger than the last.  Consequently there is never any need to sort out the handbag as its contents can just be tipped into the new, larger one, with room to spare.  Eventually the accumulated handbag contents of a lifetime become so great that elderly women require a wheeled shopping trolley to house them.  The wheeled shopping trolley is actually the ultimate handbag.

I have produced a handy picture to demonstrate my theory.

If you click on the picture, you can see it in its proper size.

15 comments:

Jonathan said...

Genius. You're best yet.

The Honey Pot said...

Good theory but I have a big manbag at present. Does the same logic apply? What the hell am I going to be using when I am 70?

The Honey Pot said...

@ Jon is that a deliberate grammatical error?

Jonathan said...

Oh whoops. I was going to say, 'you're getting better', but then decided that was a bit harsh and pressed delete a few times. Just not enough.

Anonymous said...

Bwahahaha... nice one! B!

Brad B Wood said...

Like it, like it ;0)

Rachel Simmo said...

I'm at stage 5 already and I'm only 21!

Marc said...

@Jonathan Thanks. What Bri said.
@Bri Manbags haven't been around for long enough for us to work out the effects of a lifetime of their use. You are a pioneer. Thanks for policing the grammar in my absence.
@Anonymous Thanks.
@Brad Thanks. Please stop the abuse of punctuation marks though.
@Rachel You'll have to be very organised and spin out that stage for as long as possible. Otherwise it may escalate to stage eight, which is a Sainsbury's trolley full of bin-bags containing your handbag matter and a dead pigeon.

Sarah said...

I have bags that range in size from numbers 1-5. What does this mean?

Marc said...

@Sarah It means that your handbag-contents are in number five.

aspasea said...

I have always hated bags. All kinds of them. I mean, what are pockets there for then? I do have innumerous pairs of shoes though. If you ever come up with a shoe theory I'd be delighted to read it.

Marc said...

@Aspa That would involve thinking about shoes. Do I have to?

aspasea said...

Some people think about bags. Others think about shoes. They might dream about bags or shoes. Some people even suffer from bag or shoe obsession disorder.

Other people prefer to think about Jennifer Aniston (with or without her tie) going on a bike ride.

Of course you don't have to Marc. But if you ever do, I will happily read your shoe story.

Marc said...

I will think about Jennifer Aniston and shoes, Aspa, and see what I can concoct. I expect you to work on a soup-themed radio show to reciprocate.

baby bedding said...

I love them! I love to check the differents designer websites to see what the lastest look will be. I have my own theory, but why do you think so many women are in love with the handbag?