Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The one with the man-purse

Since I started reporting to work August 1st, I have brought my food, office papers, and other materials to work in plastic bags (the grocery-type ones). Two noteworthy points: 1) end result is I now have a plastic bag full of plastic bags in my desk drawer, and 2) my wife has been vexed to the point of near-insanity by my lack of aesthetic.

Yesterday, she gifted me with a faux leather handbag that claims to be from Pierre Cardin. With its triangular shape and leather strap in the middle, it looks like a cross between a laptop case and the latest release from Gucci. I reacted with indignant masculine fervor.

"I will not use a handbag!"

"It's not a handbag," she said, "it's a handy bag. You can put all your CDs, your USB drive, umbrella, and sunglasses in it."

"No!"

"Perhaps your cologne, and the car keys, so it's all in one place..."

"No!"

Then, I misplaced my USB drive this morning and drove Cathy crazy as I looked for it.

"If you used the damn bag, then you'd know where it would be, because it'd be in the damn bag!"

My man purse is currently beside me as I blog. Pesteng buhay naman, oo. Maybe later, I can pick up some blush, fishnet stockings, and clear heels as I roam the streets.

13 comments:

Aura said...

haha. that's awesome. reminds me of an episode of Friends where Joey got attached to that man-bag that Rachel loaned him for an audition. Actually, man-bags are very popular here in the States. so, you're not alone.

Candice said...

Trust Cathy on this one, Ganns. Since when were you the insistently macho type? Try chic, it can be cool. ;)

phoebe said...

oh so Vogue este GQ pala.. ;) share a photo of your man bag naman :p

Daxi said...

hahahaha...nakakatuwa naman Ganns! :) long time, no post, eh? erased my blog, it was going nowhere...anyways, god bless always. :)

Ganns said...

Aura: I know! The post is kinda based on that. :)

Ganns said...

Candice: I do trust my wife. I just won't get dragged into Chic City without kicking and screaming for a while. Give me my pride, woman. ;)

Ganns said...

Phoebe: In time, my precioussss... I'm not ready to broadcast to the world yet. hwek hwek hwek

Ganns said...

Daxi: NOOOOO!

Noelle De Guzman said...

It's called a macho box. :) It's not as "sagwa" as kikay kit.

Caths Deen said...

Hon...i never said "damn". I still think you should use the nice bag.

Ganns said...

Sorry, love, poetic license for additional humor. I'll delete it.

Met up with Nix and Mike today. They both said dump the bag. ;)

Tina said...

it's all in the carrier. ;) okay pangit pakinggan...what i meant is...nasa nagdadala yun. haha. go ganns..it couldn't be that bad. ;)

TulipGirl said...

Hubby has a manbag. Loves it.