“I Sold My Soul for a Bag,” She Said.

Apparently, the new currency for a human soul is.. a bag! Meet the first customer (well, first I’ve heard of anyways) of this I-hope-not-too-popular deal. I shall name her the Bag Lady (yes, creativity is not one of my strong points).

The Bag Lady - "If you're not the shape of a bag with an expensive logo stamped on your forehead, then you are not worthy of my time... or my chair"

The story goes like this: Once upon a time, (well, 23 June 2011 to be exact),  there was a friend of mine who walked around the food court in Vivo City, Singapore looking for a seat and a table. Lo and behold, she chanced upon this empty seat — pending the removal of a bag. She asked kindly to the nice (wrong assumption #1) lady to remove said bag. Alas, the lady said refused! Her defense: This is an expensive bag. (read: “No! This bag is my soul! I have no human decency left, so leave me alone!”)

My friend offered several solutions offered — so that she won’t have to put it on the floor —  such as 1) hold it on her lap, 2) sling it on the chair, 3) put it behind her back, thinking that if she does not have any decency left, then maybe at least her common sense/logic will prevail (wrong assumption #2). She said “no no no”, then resumed eating.

Really? REALLY?

I cannot even begin to image what I would have done in such situation! Spill my food on the bag? Just sit anyways, and see what happens? Laugh?

Just reading it already makes me so angry and speechless! I have never thought such level of arrogance and selfishness can exist… but I guess that’s wrong assumption #3. With the Singapore Great Sale now on — where surely many expensive bags will be bought — maybe we should all avoid food courts there until it’s over.

What has the world truly become?

“Seems like everybody’s got a price…” — Jessie J, Price Tag


5 responses to this post.

  1. LOL
    I remember the story when the security arrested a lady because she refused to put her Prada bag under the seat. I forget which airlines. but it’s either Cathay or SQ


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  3. Posted by Vani on June 27, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Hello there! 🙂 Came to see what you wrote about the little incident =P Yea it’s a sad deal and I hope there aren’t too many people like that. My colleague ID-ed the bag. It’s a Chanel and worth S$3,900 apparently. What a society eh? Now we know where our values lie.

    Take care,


  4. HAHAHA…. is this for real?!?!


  5. @itikkecil: hahaha wow, this bag-incident is spreading! well, if she can afford such an expensive bag, then she should have bought another seat just for the bag!!

    @vani: hey, thanks for visiting! and leaving a comment too 🙂 It’s really sad, eh? I still can’t believe it happened.. I guess we could say human decency is endangered, and possibly heading to extinction…

    @amel: yup, it is! it happened to my friend Vani (see comment above yours).. amazing, huh?


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