Tuesday, 27 March 2018

A Ridiculous Thing I Want To Buy

Recently I got it into my head that I'd like a new rucksack. I don't need a new rucksack, I just want one for reasons of vanity.

I already own a rucksack, I bought it for not very much money in the sale at a sports shop years ago, during the time we had to take the car off the road to save money (we took the car off the road for about 6 months or so, I'm sure Dan could tell you right down to the day). We saved loads of money doing this so we threw that at our debts. It did mean, however, that we had to do our grocery shopping on foot so a rucksack was a very good thing. I do a lot of our shopping on my own these days, so I need a nice comfortable way of getting it all home, especially when I can't take my trolley (e.g when I have a shift at the charity shop).

All the positives about the rucksack, inexpensive, functional, money saving (at the time), easy to carry heavier things, are all the reasons I talked myself into wanting a new one. Plus it's pretty unattractive. 

Of course I'm not going to buy a new one, after all I can't see it when it's on my back! Problem solved. Here is the offending article, look away now if you're easily upset. 



Wow. 

So, what are the benefits of this item? 

I already own it

I know how much it can hold

the  wide strap goes across my body so I find it very comfortable

It has a zipped mesh pouch inside large enough for my keys. purse etc.

It has a zipped external pocket, useful for... things, I tend to go for tissues or sweets. 

It has an external pouch thing that's big enough to hold the cup I use to take my mylk to the charity shop, so I don't have to buy a carton just for at the shop and I know it will stay upright and not leak

It's black and grey, so Dan can use it too, whereas he probably wouldn't borrow one if it was a different colour

That's it, but more than enough reasons to not look for a replacement.


12 comments:

  1. I'm terrible for replacing things when I don't really need to. Good for you for not giving in to temptation.

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    1. Thanks. I don't really know why it even became a thing!

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  2. As rucksacks go, I think it's perfectly acceptable! Quite stylish actually - we have one the same, but in beige! I like being 'hands free' and a rucksack gives you that freedom!

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head - "as far as rucksacks go" is a key phrase, even the super expensive "stylish" ones aren't all that nice are they!

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  3. What would you do with two anyway - you can only wear one!
    Lovely to make the best of what you already have.
    J x

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    1. You are so right, because the thing is that even if I bought a new one I'd declare the old one to be too good to get rid of, that tells me all I need to know!

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  4. Problem solved then. I use my trusty trolley for heavier things but I also have a back pack. Had my phone in one of the outside pockets and DH deliberately 'stole' it. I didn't feel a thing so be careful to keep your purse inside.
    xx

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    1. I love my trolley, and use it when I can, but I can't store it at the charity shop during my shift, and that's when I tend to pick a few things up. Yes, I always keep my purse inside, but it's always good to be reminded, thanks.

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  5. Well done for convincing yourself of the worth of your current rucksack. Is it one of those one strap ones? I loved those and had a great one. I wonder what happened to it?

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    1. Yes, it is a one strap bag, with smaller strap around the waist, that I rarely use. Another benefit of this style is that the zip is quite close to my face, rather than behind my back so I would notice if someone tried to unzip it.

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  6. My daughter wanted a new back pack this year. Her last one was bought on super super clearance more for fashion as a Christmas present. Thestraps were starting to fray-she uses it for lighter things like overnight clothes now because it is even ore fashionable frayed. Her old, old back pack, that she had in later elementary and a few years in middle school, wears like a tank. Her new one-total bust.It's awkward and doesn't hold things right. She's back to the old old one. Your reasons for keeping are smart. New not necessarily better.

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    1. You are right, a fashion bag would be no good for me at all, I need a tank!

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