How many bags do I have? This is a very timely question because I was seriously thinking of buying a new briefcase. What I have now used to be in my husband's possession. He gave it to me three years ago when I started working. The secondhand briefcase is far from being sophisticated. It looks shabby, worn-out, and dowdy. It even looks like a men's thing! I didn't regard it as a problem, though. As long as working well to carry my whole books, the briefcase shouldn't be criticized!
However, there is a problem with my age. I'm already over 40, around 50, sad to say, and my merciless age is getting to put kind of a seedy-looking air on me. In a way, my shabby briefcase reflects on me. "Is it about time for getting a new one?" I did an Internet search on my way back home this afternoon. It took an hour to give up hunting. Well, my friends know me well to explain how I felt. I don't care about following fashion even when I should do. I'm not particular about clothes even where I should be. Because of my tendency, I was completely tired of browsing in the world with countless merchandise. "I cannot seem to decide which one to take!" And I started thinking like this: Bags are just bags. No matter how old or battered-looking they look, they should be well-recognized as long as they are good enough to carry our belongings.
That is why, I should say, I have one briefcase, two handbags, and a hand-me-down traveling bag that used to be my mother-in-law's.