It’s a given that a majority of girls go “ga-ga” to almost hysterical when they see the little blue bag (LBB). Whether the girl is a recipient of it or sees someone carrying it, the reaction is all the same. *swoon* Heck, even guys react to the sight of the LBB. Though, guys reaction may not be the same as girls, they recognize the importance of the bag. Still don’t know what I’m talking about? It’s the Tiffany’s little blue bag to which I’m referring.
Sergio and I were walking down Michigan Ave today towards the Nordstrom’s building for lunch (Mmm…Mezza Grille), when we noticed this young and sharply dressed man casually carrying the LBB. We gave him the same look like everyone on Michigan Ave did when they saw him walked by, “That’s one lucky girl.”
So there he was, walking in front of us as we were on our quest for food, when a couple things caught our eyes. Sergio noted that if it was him walking with the LBB on a crowded street, he wouldn’t be lightly holding it and casually swaying it. I noticed that during one of the swings, the bag caught the ray of the sun and it was very clear that nothing was inside. Something was up.
We both noted that he did not exit Tiffany’s when we walked by the store; in fact, he was walking in front of us since we got to Michigan Ave by the Water Tower. Perhaps he put the item in his pants pockets? But that too couldn’t be it because the item would have left an imprint on his slim pants. (Yes folks, we checked out his pants, but only for the purpose of science and nothing else.) He could have been robbed, but even one would easily notice the weight difference of the bag. No, he was purposely walking down the Magnificent Mile with an empty LBB. He digging for looks of approval from random strangers as he proudly pranced along the street with the Tiffany’s bag.
Does anyone find this slightly odd and sad? People have always pretended to be someone or something that they’re not, but whatever happened to being yourself? Whatever happen to being happy with who you are without the need to fish for compliments and affirmation? I know that even I am at fault of this false protrayal of self at times; as humans, we all can’t help it. But have we sunk so low to use worthless props like a little blue bag to pretend to be someone we’re not?