I’m making handbags this week, handbags for the chronically indecisive. The idea is that you turn them inside out for a completely different color, in case you change your mind en route to wherever you’re going.
This bag is obviously not for South Africans. Why? Duh, far too small. Once your keys are in there, there’s no space for anything else. In South Africa, we don’t just have keys, we have KEYS. Here’s what my own keyring contains :
Front door security gate
Front door key
Back door security gate
Back door key
Garden gate key
Garden gate bicycle lock key
Remote control for complex gate
Car blocker key
Pedestrian gate key
Postbox key (because you can’t have your post delivered to the postbox outside your complex, the estate agents will toss your post on the floor to stuff your mailbox with their fliers)
Tiny torch for when the Eskom turns the lights out for no apparent reason
OK, so I’m going out and I’ve got my tiny bag and I’ve stuffed it all in : keys check, money check, change for carguard check, cigarettes check and now the problem is …
where am I going to put the pepper spray?