So my Side Effect makes a good purse huh?
There is something about a Tom Bihn bag that screams quality. Maybe it's the rich materials, maybe it is the transcendental craftsmanship that goes into every bag and accessory, perhaps it is the attention to design with flowing lines, fine details and perfectly placed pockets. Form and function twisting in a fervent dance, it's beauty juxtaposed with it's utilitarianism.
Whatever the reason it makes our bags coveted items. They fall prey to the scheming eyes of our friends and loved ones. Like the spotless yet well appointed bathroom of the seasoned bachelor they see it as a blank canvas for their stuff. It starts out innocently enough, you let them use it as a compact purse on a day trip. A while later when the zipper on their inferior purse breaks, you offer to let them use your under utilized bag and the next thing you know they have claimed it for their own!
The culprit at dinner!
I am sure many of you can relate. To start a Tom Bihn forum tradition of shaming those that have stolen our bags and in honor of all who have had their bags and accessories stripped from them before they could take the time to realize their full potential I present: Take my bag and I will embarrass you by spreading out the contents of your purse for thousands of people to see!
It's about to get real kids!
Top to bottom, left to right
Blister pack of Reactine in Forest/Nordic pocket pouch- I never thought of using it for that but it fits perfectly.
Keys, complete with Mjölnir. Forged deep in the hallowed halls of Niðavellir and given away free with the purchase of a large soft drink at the theatre.
Frog wallet. Takes up most of the Side Effect, could easily be replaced with clear organizer wallet.
Pay stub. Mo money mo problems!
Funny magnet. Funnier because they work there. (Heritage park is a western style historical village)
Some sort of first aid field dressing... shaped to be aerodynamic...smells like flowers...
Bottle with pills and slips of paper inside that say "put down the hammer" and "vehicular manslaughter is wrong"
Lottery ticket stubs, that will probably never be claimed.
Pile of crumpled receipts, ready to be remitted to an accountant!
Free range Reactine, it's supposed to be healthier for you. Hydrochlorides aren't meant to be cooped up.
Expired McDonalds Monopoly tokens. Someone missed out on a muffin!
One mint, now in my mouth.
Reese's peanut butter cup wrapper
McCafe reward card, only six more to go!
Used Kleenex... Ewww
Mail in rebate for Delorme personal locator beacon
Anti-bacterial hand lotion, because people can't take a damn sick day!
Asthma inhaler, ventolin flavored
Leatherman Squirt, it slices it dices, it makes coleslaw out of cabbage... or the skin you pinch between the handles.
Business cards and movie stubs, you will notice it is more orderly than the receipts.
Edo Japan napkins, crumpled.
Well I hope you have all enjoyed this voyeuristic look into what can happen when you take someone's Tom Bihn stuff, and let this serve as a warning to those would-be bag thiefs!