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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Last weekend, I bought a purse… er, I mean European men’s travel bag to carry my train and plane tickets and documents and stuff. It had three pockets for documents, which I thought was fantastic.

Turns out when trying out my purse… damnit, I mean European men’s travel bag that only one of the three pockets actually fits a standard size train ticket or boarding pass or passport. The other 2 pockets are about 2 cm too small!

I am very frustrated by this development.

No wonder it was available at the dollar store for 4 Canadian dollars.

Greg

2. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 11y

What color is your European Men's Travel bag? And does it match your shoes?
Have you considered folding the documents?

Have you come across any European Travelling Men?

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I had drinks with a European travelling man last Friday in Toronto by the name of Sam, in fact. And, a Oceaniac travelling man too!

My handbag is black, which means of course it matches my shoes, because black goes with everything. No?

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

My handbag is black, which means of course it matches my shoes, because black goes with everything. No?

No!! Black does not go with everything! Only the little black dress goes with everything. Do black shoes go with a brown suit? Not well - passable - but oh, so not stylishly...

The Dollar Store - where everything is a dollar unless it's more??? Had you visited one of the more upscale shops or department stores - you wouldn't have been 2 centimeters too short, or small, or whatever...

Did you win the pool games against the European and Oceanic Traveling Men? If so, maybe you should have considered placing monetary bets on those games so you could have visited the aforementioned upscale shops for a purse of the correct size. Just a thought - because women know that size is everything. In a handbag, at least...

5. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

Booo! Down with dollar stores!

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

My shoes are brown, grey and black Vasques. Given that they have black on them, I figure that a black men's handbag must go with them.

As for upscale stores, I did see a nice handbag in Sequined Dresses, Tampons and Other Chick Stuff, but it felt a little... um... what's the word... girly.

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

My shoes are brown, grey and black Vasques. Given that they have black on them, I figure that a black men's handbag must go with them.

As for upscale stores, I did see a nice handbag in Sequined Dresses, Tampons and Other Chick Stuff, but it felt a little... um... what's the word... girly.

Wow! One pair of shoes to cover all occasions - I'm impressed - that was using good fashion sense, Greg! Just as you decide that you can fold your tickets to fit in your purse - you'll come across the perfectly sized one. Always happens! Maybe you should hold off on the sequined dress for a bit though... Sequins don't pack well. Tampons, on the other hand, are a multi-purpose product. Very versatile.

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

There is a commercial that is playing in Canada (maybe in the US too) where a couple are out in a row boat for a nice romantic row across the lake. Suddenly the boat springs a leak. The man scrambles around trying to figure out how to fix it. The woman reaches into her purse, pulls out a tampon and sticks it in the hole (thanks to the pattened plastic applicator(TM) ) and the problem is fixed!

Now, the question is, are tampons as handy as duct tape?

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

There is a commercial that is playing in Canada (maybe in the US too) where a couple are out in a row boat for a nice romantic row across the lake. Suddenly the boat springs a leak. The man scrambles around trying to figure out how to fix it. The woman reaches into her purse, pulls out a tampon and sticks it in the hole (thanks to the pattened plastic applicator(TM) ) and the problem is fixed!

Now, the question is, are tampons as handy as duct tape?

We have that commercial too. And the answer to you question - yes! (Just not for the same projects.)

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

Now, the question is, are tampons as handy as duct tape?

I suddenly have a visual of Red Green trying to build an outboard motor with a box of superflows...