My lovely Spider bag has 1 great flaw... It can't take the weight of a laptop. Carried my laptop in the bag around Orchard on Tuesday as me and Jes went to do some shopping. 2.4kg might not seem like a heavy load to any of us, but try carrying 2.4kg on your right shoulder for almost 2 hours of walking. Then you will know how heavy 2.4kg is.
Anyway it wasn't the weight that broke my heart, [of course! During NS we had to carry heavier bags and walk longer distances] but rather the sight of my bag the next morning when I brought it to work.
In the lift I noticed a little white coming from my bag. For your info, my bag is orange, red and black, with no trace of white at all. On closer inspection, I realised to my horror that the material, hear this... THE MATERIAL, that the sling was sewn onto was ripped obviously due to too much weight. The sewing of the sling to the bag was still almost perfect but the material itself gave way resulting in a small bundle of white coloured threads flaring about by the side. To put it in layman's terms, it's just like a stapler bullet being stapled to 2 pieces of paper and the paper by the side of the stapler bullet being ripped due to too much pressure. And the bag is only about a month old!
Lucky for me I know the seller quite well and he said he'll do another one FOC for me. Guess I'll have to wait for Christmas to get my new bag...
Anyhow written on Dec 7, 2006 at 9:20 AM
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