When I was younger growing up in Nigeria, I had to wake up at 5am nearly every morning to queue up at the local borehole to fetch water. No matter how early we’d turn up, there was always a family ahead of us. However, we’d queue up and hopefully have the water home before performing the obligatory housework and then finally prepare for school. The same instance would also apply when I’d queue up with my younger brother at the Forecourts to buy Kerosene. Every time we’d queue up, it was always out of necessity.
So, when you hear in the news that people are queuing up at an ungodly hour just to buy this product, then you have to question the vanity of (wo)man:
(c) Image culled from Ebay!
Apparently, this bag was designed by Anya Hindmarch and it’s a season must have. Dedicated shoppers were up all night for this product!
So, let me get this straight: people would actually queue round the block for this bag that costs £5? Pray tell, what can this bag possibly perform as a miracle? Can it duplicate any item you place in it? Can it lighten the load that makes carrying stuff easier? If anything, the idea of its individuality as a fashion accesory and fashion statement is defeated if everyone else is carrying the same bag!!
I don’t understand why people would queue up for the wrong reasons! If it were for a once in a lifetime gig, I can understand! If it’s a bargain sale, I can relate to that, too. Heck, if it were for free food or medical help if I have neither of these, then I’d queue for a week!! Even the people that queued for the Playstation 3 got a sweet deal: the first 30 or so buyers not only got their PS3, but also got a free plasma screen TVs (RRP:£2,500), police protection (compliments of the taxpayers) and a free taxi service home. So, if you do the math, they all made a profit.
Queue for a plastic bag? Baba N’la Nonsense!!