Less is more
Posted by episode81 on November 30, 2011
I have accumulated too much stuff. Too many clothes I don’t wear. Ditto shoes. And <gulp> ditto handbags. Yes, that’s right. Too many handbags!
I started buying decent handbags after my handbag was stolen in Munich nearly 20 years ago. I was there on business and someone took it from under the table where I was eating breakfast. Creepy. In the bag was all my money, credit cards, passport and plane ticket home. Bugger.
I hurried to the UK Consulate as my flight was that afternoon. I needed to get a temporary passport and some money. I was declared destitute and given enough cash for a passport pic and to get the ticket reissued.
Ah, paper tickets. How I don’t miss you.
I got back OK, but I was really annoyed to lose my handbag. On the upside, my handbag was insured and I replaced it with a Coach handbag. That was my first good handbag.
If I ever go back to Munich, I have to repay the money that the UK Consulate gave me. Unsurprisingly, I have never returned.
Anywho, I digress …The clothes can go to charity, but I have to find a new home for some fabulous shoes and many of those decent handbags. There is a store in Palo Alto that sells pre-owned shoes and handbags. They have great stuff. Maybe I should trade?