A Bag… Is Just A Bag???


Evidently not. Here are otherwise sane, upstanding members of Hong Kong society queuing to get into a shop to look at, possibly buy, a bag. When I saw the red barrier or velvet cord or whatever it’s called, I thought Wah! There must be a celebrity in there, some movie star or celebrated author or something. Turns out people were queuing, god knows how long they’d already been there when I happened to walk past, to look at women’s handbags. I mean, this is supposed to be a society whose members can’t even wait a millisecond for a lift door to close before they start hammering on the “close” button.
But apparently when it comes to handbags they have all the waiting time in the world.
All I’ve ever thought of HK people being impatient I must now rethink. Or maybe they’re just rich mainland tourists.

You know, come to think of it, it could well be shoes they’re lining up to look at. I stand corrected.

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3 Responses to A Bag… Is Just A Bag???

  1. chris says:

    excited people get calm. stressed people are always in a rush. that is why they can wait there and have to rush there

  2. cecilie says:

    You mean … they are calm and stressed at the same time? Yes I have to say, Louis Vuitton fills me too with a Zen-like feeling as I stand staring at the price tag, calmly contemplating how it’s possible to fit in so many zeroes on such a small piece of cardboard.

  3. chris says:

    no, i mean: excited to get this bag (btw isn`t it cheaper the create an own tag, and put it on a bag, it seem`s for me that the tag matters and not the bag,or?)– that is why the are calm.
    they are stressed in the elevatorthat is why they rush there and press the buttons as soon they can reach it. Lucky for me, i am tall. i can press the button from outside already :)

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