It was always about this time during the fall semester that I would start getting irritated with my school bag. Class had been in for six weeks, the first round of tests and papers were done, and things inside my tote bag were looking a mess. I always just carried my laptop and whatever paperback books I needed for my lit classes, so when tests and papers were graded and returned, my bag turned into a nest of crumpled assignments with a stray, empty bottle of Diet Coke here and there, and I would start thinking that it was time for a new bag.
It wasn’t really time for a new bag, it was just time for me to start carrying a folder to put stuff in and throwing away my empty drink bottle at the end of class, but that never occurred to me until after I graduated. If I was still in school now, I’d have my eye on something like the IRO Boker Bag. (more…)