Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Angel and Devil on my Shoulders: A Conversation
Angel: You definitely do not need this beautiful, beautiful Cambridge Satchel Company satchel.
Devil: Don't you?
Angel: No. You have plenty of bags already, including a perfectly fetching black handbag that you only bought a year ago.
Devil: But do you have any... satchels?
Angel: Satchels are for uni students or pretentious wannabe writers who sit around in coffee shops ostentatiously scribbling in a notebook or tapping away on a laptop.
Devil: YOU could be one of those pretentious wannabe writers... if only you had this satchel.
Angel: Dude, that's not a good thing.
Devil: Isn't it?
Angel: Anyway, it's leather: you don't wear leather.
Devil: But, looked at another way leather could be the environmentally responsible option. You can buy a cheap synthetic bag every year, one that falls apart and will end up in landfill, or you can buy a handmade leather beauty like this and keep it forever.
Angel: Or you can use your perfectly fine existing bags and not buy a new bag at all.
Devil: But you can have these satchels embossed...
Angel: I really don't think... did you say embossed?
Devil: With one's initials. Or...
Devil: Or one's name.
Angel: You sure are saying 'one' a lot.
Devil: That's because I own a Cambridge Satchel Company satchel. You too could talk like this. If you owned a Cambridge Satchel Company satchel.
Angel: I.. you've beaten me.