Monday, March 24, 2008

With all the bags and baggages

I like to travel/roam about light, with minimum things in my hand. To be more precise, with just one thing in my hand. Since I need to have a handbag, I like if everything fits into my bag. My bag should not be too huge, which means I need to carry less and/or the things need to be smaller in size.

You can imagine my plight in rainy days. Though I have nothing against rain, I just do not like to carry an extra baggage of umbrella. If you ask me, there is no point in having one. In light rains, one cannot get much wet. Even if one does, it is easy to get dried up quickly. In heavy rains, there is no point to have an umbrella as in any case, one is going to get wet. However, this logic is not well taken by my family. So, I do have a small umbrella, which can be folded into a size of about one foot and can easily fit in my bag. We used to have a bigger sturdy umbrella, which we lost last year. It was a good one and would protect us from any sort of rain. In spite of its good qualities, I would never take it with me just because of its size.

With the same logic, I cannot carry a separate lunch bag. I don't mind taking lunch to work as long as the lunch box can fit into my bag. I know friends, who have nice lunch bags, which hold lunch and snacks for the whole day. These all are good for others but not for me. Lately, I have this trouble of remembering to take lunch boxes home. If I eat my lunch and don’t have the box near my bag, you can be assured that it is going to rest at least one more night at my desk.

Last week, I had forgotten to take my lunch boxes home twice. So, on Thursday when I came to work with my third lunch box, I made a mental note to take all the three back home in the evening. Since it was a long weekend for us (yes, we were off on Good Friday), we were given an option to leave early on Thursday. In all that excitement, I forgot to take my lunch boxes again. Can you imagine forgetting thrice on a four day week?

I came to work today with no lunch as I do not have a box at home to carry it. The first thing I did in the morning was to pile up all the lunch boxes near my bag, so that I definitely take them home tonight. One of them has spent a whole week at my desk! Thankfully, I do clean my boxes after having lunch else there would have been a plague at my work desk.

6 comments:

Archana Bahuguna said...

That's hilarious and very interesting. You sound very familiar :-).

Also, carrying stuff, if possible I wouldnt carry anything with me. Many times I have pondered of making two copies of all my notes so I can kepe one copy in my school and another at home so I have to carry nothing. Umbrella, I "never" carry. :-) No wonder we are friends!

--xh-- said...

ha ha ha..forgetting lunch box... wel, i can forget anything, but not lunch box :-D but I too have 2 lunch boxes - one i use and oen back up. but sadly, i no more pack my lunch these days...

umbrella - it is something i dont use at all. rains r ment for us to get wet and enjoy... why carry the burden called umbrella?

i carry a back pack, so that whatever i want, i can stuff into it. hez my travel buddy, adn carries anythingf rom papers to tool kit, depends on the travel...

Ziah said...

You sound eggjactly like mua!!:) Viv calls my handbag the google-bag coz I keep everything in there and search for a while before fishing out what I want!:) My lunch is packed seperately as I usually carry dal. Only I forget my lunch in the local train rack. I bought a new lunch box yesterday (again!):):) Looking forward to drive to work:)

Thinking aloud said...

lol...

i was just wondering about teh mould when your last sentences cleared the matter..

my 10 yrold is just like that...we spend a good amount of money on lunch boxes and waterbottles. There are times he forgets to give teh box to me after school and i forget to ask him and we have to throw teh box away thanks to teh fuzzy hairy, mouldy smelly thing inside...yuck!!!...:(

Joy said...

Arc: Laughing at your two copies idea!

XH: I like backpacks too. Pretty neat, can carry anything.

Ziah: Same pinch. Laughing on google-bag. I too take dal to work but I drive. It is in my car till I come to my work building and then I keep in precariously inside my bag so that it does not leak while going up the elevator. Whatever as long as I do not have carry more stuff in my hands!!

TA: Maybe we should start selling lunchboxes as a side business. Do you think we would be eating in our profits? :)

Thinking aloud said...

hee..hee..good one, J