I have to admit, my pretty but rarely-used Smart Alec doesn't get out much. It is a bit too large for a commuting bag (for me), and I bought it with the thought that I could use it on gym days, but usually I can fit my workout clothes into something smaller. It is a good weekend bag, when I need it.
However, today I had a box I wanted to bring with me to work, and it was raining. Voila! The box happened to fit perfectly, and because of its barrel shape, the Smart Alec is perfectly comfortable to carry even when stuffed full. A duffel would have worked as well, but this was actually easier to navigate with in the rain.
Here you can see the Smart Alec on its way to the post office.
For a while I was thinking of selling it, but for its role as un uncomplaining worker-bag, always ready when I need to carry the odd-sized item, the Smart Alec gets to keep its job.