Small Talk

Lady bag

August 20th, 2014

My husband is hilarious. He was packing for a trip - last minute, as usual: and by that I mean the day of the trip - and was searching for a small carry-on bag.


He came across one that was the right size, but it was mine, and it's very feminine. It's a LaSportsac bag, if that means anything to you. Nothing LeSportsac makes could mildly be construed as unisex.

Since I'm fairly girly, I bought a bag patterned with tiaras, crystal bling, stars, flowers, and lips. I said, "Are you really going to borrow MY bag? You can, but - as a carry on? Really?"

This is what happens when you pack an hour before you have to leave the house, so he took a second, rushed look at it and said, "Yeah. It'll be fine." I think he was hoping that because it's on a background of navy blue, the dark color would mitigate the feminine.


I shrugged. "OK, then."

I drove him to the airport. When he got out and piled the carry on bag atop the suitcase, he looked again and said, "Oh. I guess this is rather ladylike." Then chuckled and left. Yup, too late now.

At least I know he's secure in his masculinity.

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3 Responses to “Lady bag”

  1. makaha wahine:

    Hope no one thinks he stole it while he's traveling. 🙂

  2. rayboyjr:

    Hey Diane: ... it wouldn't be a biggie to me either ... and in this day and age, that kind of thing might not even get noticed ... people who do notice would probably just think that ...

    1. it might be his wife's bag ...
    2. it might be his daughter's bag ...
    3. he might like feminine stuff ...
    4. he might be gay ...

    ... and in the end ... who cares what they think ... people make assumptions and judgments about others regardless ...

    ... your husband has fine qualities ... secure ... practical ... and can get ready in an instant ...

  3. M:

    Oh well, as long as he's okay with it. 🙂

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